Lá i 1916

1x60min

Fiosraíonn an t-iriseoir iniúchta Kevin Magee scaoileadh conspóideach a tharla i 1916 nuair a maraíodh an chéad fhear de chuid an RIC san Éirí Amach. Déanann Magee eachtraí an lae sin a athchruthú le nochtadh cad é mar a tharla sé gur maraíodh Charlie McGee. Leanann an clár scéal ceathrar fear a bhí gafa in eachtraí an lae ar Luan Cásca 1916. Scaoileadh marbh McGee, cainteoir dúchais Gaeilge de bhunadh Ghaeltacht Thír Chonaill agus gortaíodh oidhre ar an impireacht ghnó Dunville Whiskey, an Leifteanant Robert Dunville. 

I measc na n-óglach a bhí i láthair bhí an poblachtánach as Béal Feirste Seán MacEntee a bhí le bheith ina Thánaiste i Rialtas na hÉireann blianta níos moille, agus Paddy McHugh, pearsa lárnach i gCogadh na Saoirse. I gcasadh comhaimseartha tagann gaolta fhear an RIC le chéile le clann an fhir is mó a bhí faoi amhras de bharr an scaoilte le hiarmhairtí na heachtra a phlé breis agus céad bliain níos moille. 

Investigative journalist Kevin Magee examines a controversial shooting in 1916, when the first RIC man was killed in the Easter Rising. Magee carefully recreates the events of the day and reveals how the RIC man Charlie McGee met his death. 

This documentary follows the lives of four men who were caught up in the events of Easter Monday, 1916. Charlie McGee, a native Irish speaker from the Donegal Gaeltacht, was shot dead, and Lieutenant Robert Dunville, heir to the Dunville Whiskey empire, was injured. The rebels involved included Belfast republican Seán MacEntee, who later became Tánaiste in the Irish government, and Paddy McHugh, a key figure in the Irish War of Independence. 

In a contemporary twist, the relatives of the RIC man and the descendants of the chief suspect come together to discuss the fallout from the killing more than 100 years later.

Directed by: Méabh Fields

Produced by: Kevin Magee

 

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