Documentary On One – ‘Battle at the Bridge’
A detailed investigation leads to a modern re-imagining of the infamous engagement that took place at Mount Street bridge in Dublin during Easter week 1916. This documentary challenges long held views of the event – and attempts to find out what really happened. Listen online now.
Documentary On One – Roger Casements ‘Apocalypse Now – Africa & 1916’
Roger Casement’s legacy has been defined by his dual status as a 1916 martyr for Irish freedom and a traitor to the British Empire. But for most of his working life, his passion for political rights fused with his service to the British Empire. This documentary tells the story of Casement’s journeys through Africa – geographically, politically and emotionally – and asks if this work was at odds with his Irish republican activism, or the seed of it. Listen online now.
Documentary On One – ‘The All-Ireland Behind Barbed Wire’
In 1916, a GAA football match between Kerry and Louth took place on a pitch named Croke Park, at a prisoner of War Camp i Frongoch Wales – where 1,800 Irish volunteers were imprisoned. Known as the ‘All-Ireland Behind Barbed Wire’, 100 years on, three relatives of men involved in that match, retrace their forebearer’s footsteps. Listen online now.
Documentary On One – ‘An Easter Re-Rising’
Astonishing and largely unknown, this is the story of how the 1916 Easter Rising provided a blue print for one of the first armed uprisings of its kind in India. In 1930, in a town in west-Bengal in British India, a group of revolutionaries called the I.R.A (Indian Republican Army) held an armed rising against the British, completely modeled on the Irish Easter rising. Listen online now.