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Ballyfermot College of Further Education Short Films

11:00 - 11:30

Lighthouse Cinema, Screen 3

Ballyfermot College of Further Education presents a series of short films made especially for the Centenary of the Easter Rising.

1.  “The Wrong Uniform” 

William Mulraney –  the story of a man “who’s death found him in the right place but in the wrong uniform”.  William was an Irish man shot in Dublin 1916 as he served with the British Army to quell the rebellion. The dead man’s great grand niece Frances Mulraney believes that William deserves respect as well.   Directed by Gerard Browne (5 mins)


2. “Small Acts of Resistance with Big Implications“.

Eamon Fleming and Paddy Fleming – the story of two workers who helped to de-rail a train near Portlaoise which led to the first shots being fired in the Rising.

Director John Murphy’s film shows how small acts of resistance could have much bigger implications. (7 minutes)


3. “Sister V Brother in Different Uniforms”.

Lucy Fleming and her brother John Patrick Fleming took different sides during the Rebellion. Lucy was from Inchicore, Dublin 8, which had a long Republican tradition, as well as supplying men to the British Army as work was scarce. Seamus Fleming, Lucy’s great nephew tell their story. (3 mins)


4. “Inchicore Woman with Stories of Local Resistance and Raids”

Deirdre Farrell’s family is from an area of Inchicore known as “The Ranch” when the Rising broke out. She recalls her family’s stories of the rebellion.


5.  “How to Get Fed in a Revolution!”.

Liam Keogh (97) is one of the oldest surviving children of veterans of the Rising. His father Edward (Ned) fought at Stephen’s Green under the command of Michael Mallin and second-in-command, Countess Markievicz, when they occupied the Royal College of Surgeons. Food was so short that they were forced to look for supplies in a nearby bakery.

Directed by Fiona Delaney. (2 mins)

Liam Keogh passed away shortly after the making of this film. He was one of the last of that generation with a direct link to 1916. Ar dheas Dé go raibh a anam.

Photograph courtesy of Ballyfermot College of Further Education


Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum,

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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