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Film Keepers of the Flame followed by Diarmaid Ferriter Lecture
Documentary by Nuala O’Connor: Keepers of the Flame followed by Diarmaid Ferriter Lecture
Keepers of the Flame explores how individuals and families remember, commemorate and forget painful events of the past, bringing to light the diverse experiences of some of the 85,000 Irish men and women who served during the violent revolutionary period from Easter 1916 to the end of the Civil War in 1921. Shedding light on the nation’s post-war psyche, the documentary examines the long-term impact of the reluctance to talk about events, the lack of desire to relive decisions, and the secrecy and silence that causes further isolation. Directed and written by Nuala O’Connor; original concept and written by Diarmaid Ferriter. Runtime: 85 minutes.
Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best- known historians and is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. His most recent book, Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s was published in 2012. He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times.
Time (Film) 9am sharp
Time (Lecture) 11am
Admission: €10 for both events