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Video: Arts and Letters Students Intern on 1916 Documentary in Ireland

Author: Todd Boruff

Katie Brennan

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this project and to be in Dublin. It’s an amazing opportunity,” said Katie Brennan, a sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters. During the summer of 2014, Brennan and three other University of Notre Dame undergraduates interned on the production of 1916: The Irish Rebellion, a three-part television documentary set to air on PBS, the BBC, and Irish broadcaster RTÉ in 2016.

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Notre Dame produces documentary on 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Madison Jaros

The Irish centenary celebration, commemorating 100 years of Irish independence in 2016, will feature Notre Dame’s documentary “1916: The Irish Rebellion” as a major pillar of the festivities, Thomas J. & Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies Bríona Nic Dhiarmada said.

The documentary tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising, an event that ultimately led to Ireland’s independence. A three-part series, it will feature leading scholars from around the world, many of them from Notre Dame, Dhiarmada said. The documentary was directed by Pat Collins and Ruan Magan and will be narrated by Irish actor Liam Neeson.

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