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RTÉ and UCC announce a preview screening of The Irish Revolution
RTÉ and UCC are pleased to announce a preview screening of The Irish Revolution, a three-part documentary series based upon the award-winning book, The Atlas of the Irish Revolution.
Narrated by Cillian Murphy, the documentary traces the development of Ireland over the period 1919-21. Using powerful voices of leading academics, writers and commentators, The Irish Revolution offers fresh perspectives on a defining time in Irish history.
The preview screening will take place on Tuesday, 29 January at 7.45pm, tickets are priced at €5 with all proceeds going to Cork Penny Dinners. The screening will be accompanied by a Q+A session with a panel of specialists moderated by Dr John Bowman, Historian and Broadcaster. Episodes will be screened by RTÉ One on Monday, February 4th, 11th and 18th, at 9.30pm.
Just booked my ticket for this. An evening of documentaries and debates on the revolutionary period led by the great team from @UCCHistory behind the Atlas of the Irish Revolution and in the company of Michael D. Can't think of a better way to spend a January evening! https://t.co/SBZ9yyfsOP— Dónal Hassett (@donalhassett1) January 11, 2019
The Atlas of the Irish Revolution has broken sales records for books in Ireland. Since its publication in October 2017, 27,000 copies have been sold. The book won both the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year and Joe Duffy’s Liveline Listeners Irish Book of the Year.
This @rte and @ucc documentary is narrated by Cillian Murphy. Tickets are only €5 with proceeds to @PennyDinnersCor. It's based on the wonderful @CorkUP Atlas of the Irish Revolution. What's not to love! https://t.co/aanXO0l35E— West Cork Lit Fest (@wcorklitfest) January 11, 2019
UCC supported the four-year book project, released by its in-house academic publisher, Cork University Press (CUP). The core staff involved were Dr John Crowley and Mike Murphy of the Geography Department, and Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil and Dr John Borgonovo of the School of History. Cartographer Mike Murphy was responsible for map-production, assisted by Associate Cartographer Charlie Roche.
For more on this story contact:
Virginia Teehan, Director of Cultural Projects, UCC: 021 4205162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.