This landmark documentary, presented by Tullamore-born historian Dr. Paul Rouse (UCD), tells the stories of two Offaly men who took part in The 1916 Rising, Peadar Bracken from Tullamore and Éamonn Bulfin from Birr. Faithful Rising uses previously unseen family archive
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
29th April 2016 at 8:00 pm
material, mixed with vibrant graphic novel style illustrations to bring their stories to life. Expert historians and descendants of Bulfin and Bracken also contribute to make this compelling viewing. One of the key commemorative events in Offaly marking the centenary of The Rising, the screening will be preceded by a drinks reception and followed by what is sure to be a riveting Q&A. Directed by Miriam Smyth and Gary Hoctor. Supported by Offaly 2016
The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique ‘fire eye’ with Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer.
Time: 2nd December 2028