'Réabhlóid Chorcaí' is a history documentary which first aired on Tg4 on Easter Monday 2016 for the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. This programme explores the reasons why Cork's members of the Irish Volunteers didn't fight during the rising, despite the plans for the city and county's volunteers to rise up with their comrades and Dublin.
Why the rising failed in Cork is examined, focusing in particular at the confusion caused by conflicting orders coming from Volunteer headquarters in Dublin as well the failure to land arms in Kerry which were destined for the southern volunteers.
Also explored is the legacy of the failed rising in 1916. Was it feelings of shame over the failure of 1916 that led to Cork's volunteers becoming so active during the War of Independence from 1919 until 1921?
watch: 'Réabhlóid Chorcaí'
Contributors to this documentary include...
Gerry White - Historian and Member of the Defence Forces;
Gabriel Doherty - Historian, University College Cork;
Daniel Breen - Cork Public Museum;
Chris O'Leary - Lord Mayor of Cork City 2015/16.
The programme is narrated in Irish by Ros O'Brien. It features a soundtrack which was produced in the Cork School of Music by myself and Anthony Angelini and features trad musicians Ray Browne, Gerard Griffin, Mike Coughlan and Sean Murphy.