Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor

‘Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor’ is a documentary about the untold and extraordinary story of one of Ireland’s greatest women. Born in Mayo into a wealthy protestant family Kathleen Lynn went on to become an award winning physician, served in Connolly’s Irish Citizen Army in 1916, Sinn Fein executive, TD for Sinn Fein, founded St. Ultan’s hospital and helped lower the infant mortality rate in Ireland.

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Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor film screening

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P9030101The acclaimed documentary ‘Kathleen Lynn – the Rebel Doctor’ will screen as part of the RCPI  Heritage Week on the 22- and 25th August at 12 Noon. Screening are free and can be booked here at RCPI. The director Sé Merry Doyle will introduce both screening. Ingrid Craigie plays the part of Kathleen Lynn and there are interviews with her working colleague Doctor Barbara Stokes  and her biographer Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh.  For more info on the film

Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor screens in Clonbur Galway

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klynn sunday timesKathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor will be screened on Saturday 13th August  in All Saint’s Heritage Centre in Clonbur, a beautiful, former Church of Ireland church and interestingly,the final resting place of Kathleen Lynn’s father, who was a rector in the parish in times gone by. Another connection to the area is the late Dr Tim Regan from Cong who also takes part in documentary.

Kathleen Lynn film pick of the day Sunday Times

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klynn sunday timesThe Sunday Times give Pick of the Day to Sé Merry Doyle’s film ‘Kathleeen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor’ on TG4! This is a wonderful surprise as when the film was first screened on TG4 on Easter Sunday 2011 the reaction was extraordinary. All the reviews questioned how did it come to pass that Kathleen’s remarkable life, both as a Republican and a doctor, who dedicated her life to the poor of Dublin was largely unknown. The film is based on Kathleen’s diaries that start in 1916 when she was arrested after commanding a unit of James Connolly’s Citizen Army who attempted to take over City Hall.

P9030101The Diaries tell a story of how this privileged daughter of a West of Ireland Protestant Bishop became a rebel in 1916 and then spent the rest of her devoted to the first infants hospital in Ireland, Saint Ultans. The part of Kathleen Lynn is played by the great Irish actress Ingrid Craigie. Now you have another chance to view this film on  Wednesday the 15thJuly at 9:30pm.
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Kathleen Lynn screens Easter Saturday TG4

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When Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary ‘Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor’ was first screened on TG4 on Easter Sunday 2011 the reaction was extraordinary. All the reviews questioned how did it come to pass that Kathleen’s remarkable life, both as a Republican and a doctor, who dedicated her life to the poor of Dublin was largely unknown.  The film is based on Kathleen’s diaries that start in 1916 when she was arrested after commanding a unit of James Connolly’s Citizen Army who attempted to take over City Hall.

The Diaries tell a story of  how this privileged daughter of a West of Ireland Protestant Bishop became a rebel in 1916 and then spent the rest of her devoted to the first infants hospital in Ireland, Saint Ultan.  The part of Kathleen Lynn is played by the great Irish actress Ingrid Craigie.    Now you have another chance to view this film on Easter Saturday at 7:15.
For more info on Kathleen Lynn click here