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Lighthouse Cinema, Screen 1
Grab this rare opportunity to see the full series of Telefís Éireann’s 1966 eight part series, Insurrection, which was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rising. It has been stored in the RTÉ Archives since then.
Episode 1: Sunday 23 April 1916.
Roger Casement has been arrested. The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland declares “there will be no Rising”
Episode 2: Monday, 24 April, 1916.
Studio presenter (Ray McAnally) announces there there has been a Rising in Dublin. Reporters describe the scenes.
Episode 3: Tuesday 26 April, 1916.
James Connolly interviewed inside the GPO. Francis Sheehy Skeffington tries to prevent looting; taken hostage by Captain Boewn-Colthurst.
Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives