1916 Seachtar na Cásca

Seachtar na Casca 2

Ireland, 2010

Director: Dathaí Keane; screenplay: Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh; cinematography: Colm Hogan; editing: Dathaí Keane; music: Ronan Browne, Aoife Scott; production design: Nicola Moroney; costumes: Roisin Lennon; producer: Pierce Boyce; co-producers: Eileen Seoighe, Bríd Seoighe; production company: Abú Media Film Productions; running time: 52′ x 7

Cast: Rory Mullen (Clarke), Lorcan Cranitch (Connolly), Sean T. Ó Meallaigh (Mac Diarmada), Tadhg Murphy Antelope (Pearse), Stephen D’Arcy (MacDonagh), Marcus Lamb (Ceannt), Frank Bourke (Plunkett)

Narrated by Brendan Gleeson


Thomas J. Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick H. Pearse, Éamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett: the seven leaders of the 1916 Dublin Rising, signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. Narrated by Brendan Gleeson, this seven-part historical series chronicles their story and probes the individual circumstances and events in each man’s life that led him to the GPO on Easter Monday 1916, the defining moment in 20th century Irish history.