TV: Reclaiming Ireland’s old revolutionary shibboleths

In The Irish Revolution (RTÉ One), there are no leisurely academic interpretations. It’s very visual. The small army of historians, veterans and new recruits are there only to interject strategic, pithy and illuminating observations

10th February, 2019
Éamon de Valera speaking in Co Clare after his release from prison in the summer of 1917 Pic: GETTY

The Irish Revolution: RTÉ One

Resistance: RTÉ One

Confident older nations traditionally view their history as a chest in the national attic from which to rummage for inspiration in present or future endeavours, or to summon up profiles in courage, people to emulate in times of crisis, or lessons from crises never to be repeated.

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