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John Devoy: The Greatest of the Fenians John Devoy: The Greatest of the Fenians

John Devoy 2016 Comemorations
  • Start / Tús:
  • 01.01.16
  • End / Críoch:
  • 31.05.16
  • Premiere in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, County Kildare
  • An chéad léiriú in: Ionad Ealaíon Bhruach na hAbhann, Droichead Nua, Contae Chill Dara
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Premiere of a documentary on John Devoy and the key role he played in the Easter Rising.

An chéad léiriú de chlár faisnéise ar John Devoy agus an príomhról a bhí aige in Éirí Amach na Cásca.

Devoy is a twenty-five minute documentary covering the life of the Kildare born Irish Fenian John Devoy. He was one of the leaders of the IRB and Clan na Gael in the 19th century. He also played an important role in the 1916 Rising, working closely with Roger Casement to source German arms for the rebels. He had personal relationships with many of the leaders of the Rising; he worked with Tom Clarke on a newspaper in the U.S. and corresponded with James Connolly and other republican leaders.

This short documentary by Donal Higgins will provide an overview of Devoy’s life and exploits, including jailbreaks, his exile in the United States and organising Fenians in the British Army. The main focus will be on Devoy’s relationship with the 1916 rebels and his attempts to arm them. It will also explore his advance knowledge of the Rising and his attempts to travel to Ireland to participate in it even though he was in his seventies.

The documentary will also be shown at school screenings and workshops throughout the county in 2016 to ensure that the widest audience is facilitated.

For more information please visit www.riverbank.ie

Is é atá i Devoy ná clár faisnéise 25 nóiméad faoi saol an Fhínín Gaelach Seán Ó’Dubhuí, a rugadh i gCill Dara. Bhí sé i measc cheannairí Bhráithreachais Phoblacht na h-Éireann agus Chlan na Gael sa 19ú aois. Bhí ról tabhachtach aige freisin in Éirí Amach 1916, ag obair go dlúth le Ruairí Mac Easmainn chun airm ón Ghearmáin a sholáthar do na reibiliúnaigh. Bhí caidreamh pearsanta aige le mórán de cheannaraí an Éirí Amach; d’oibrigh sé le Tomás Ó’Cléirigh ar nuachtán sna Stáit Aontaithe agus bhíodh sé i dteagmháil le Séamus Ó’Conghaile agus le ceannaraí poblachtachta eile.

Sa chlár fáisnéise gearr seo, le Donal Higgins, tabharfar forbhreathnú ar shaol agus ar eachtraí Uí Dhubhuí, lena n-airítear éalaithe ó phriosúin, deoraíocht sna Stáit Aontaithe agus Fíníní a eagrú in Arm na Breataine. Beidh an príomh-béim ar chaidreamh Uí Dhubhuí le reibiliúnaigh 1916, agus ar na h-iarrachtaí a rinne sé chun airm a sholáthar dóibh. Pléfear freisin an réamh-eolas a bhí aige faoin Éirí Amach, agus na h-iarrachtai a rinne sé taistil go h-Éirinn chun bheith páirteach ann, d’ainneoin go raibh sé thar seachtó bliain d’aois.

Taispeáinfear an clár fáisnéise seo freisin i scoileanna agus ag ceardlanna thar an chontae i 2016, chun teacht ar an lucht féachana is mó is féidir.

Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil féach ar www.riverbank.ie

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