WHEN 23 July | 20:00
WHERE Town Hall view on map
COST € 8.00
Exclusive Screening of new film about West Cork patriot Jeremiah O’ Donovan Rossa!
“A personal investigation into the life and legacy of the famous – and infamous – Irish rebel Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by his American great-grandson.”
Fresh from its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh we are delighted to present an exclusive ‘one-off’ screening of this exciting new film on Rossa’s life. Shot by his great grandsons in West Cork and other parts of Ireland in 1915, this is your only chance to see this film this year.
Dir: Williams Rossa Cole | 90 mins | Ireland | 2015
Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was one of the most controversial figures in Irish history. A committed Republican, he created the concept of bombing campaigns against England in the 1800s. Banished as an exile to the United States, he continued to relentlessly campaign for Irish independence. His funeral in 1915 lit the fuse for the rebellion of Easter 1916.
One hundred years after his death, his great grandsons investigate Rossa’s legacy and their relationship to their infamous relative. Filmed in the centenary year of his death, the grandsons find themselves not only observers of their relative’s commemorations, but actual participants.