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Monday, September 16, 2013

A HUNDRED YEAR OLD IRISH FILM




Ireland a Nation (1914)




Irish Film & TV Research Online http://www.tcd.ie/irishfilm/silent/ is making available for streaming and download dramatized films made in Ireland during the 1910s, a decade during which these films resonated with the final stages of the struggle for Irish independence.

See http://www.tcd.ie/irishfilm/silent/ir... for film details.



IRISH REVOLUTION 1922



 The Irish War of Independence (Irish: Cogadh na Saoirse,[4]) Anglo-Irish War, Black and Tan War,[5] or Tan War[6] was a guerrilla war mounted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) against the British government and its forces in Ireland. It began in January 1919, following the Irish Republic's declaration of independence. Both sides agreed to a ceasefire (or "truce") in July 1921. The post-ceasefire talks led to the December 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty. This treaty ended British rule in most of Ireland and, after a ten-month transitional period overseen by a provisional government, the Irish Free State was established. However, six northern counties remained within the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland, with its own devolved parliament. After the ceasefire, political and sectarian violence (between republicans and loyalists, and between Irish Catholics and Protestants) continued in Northern Ireland for many months.


The Colleen Bawn (1911)
Irish Silent Films on the Internet: A film Restoration Project of Irish Film & TV Research Online, Trinity College Dublin


While the civil war rages in the south, the 6 northern counties are firmly entrenched under Protestant rule.

While the civil war rages in the south, the 6 northern counties are firmly entrenched under Protestant rule.