When “Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor” screened on Easter Monday the audience response was overwhelming. It was the fourth most watched programme on TG4 that week.
Irish Times critic Bernice Harrison – ‘ The docu drama – Ingrid Craigie played Lynn in some dramatic reconstructions – gave an excellent insight into this extraordinary and inspiring woman and the wonder is why she is not better known or better remembered‘.
Emmanuel Kehoe Sunday Business post – ‘Her story was the subject of an elegant documentary by Sé Merry Doyle, shown appropriately on Easter Monday, the anniversary of the Easter Rising in which Lynn took part. Reconstructions were mercifully minimal and atmospheric, confined to an excellent Ingrid Craigie reading from Lynn’s curiously arranged diaries‘.
TG4 are so delighted with the success of the film that they are giving it a special second screening on Wednesday the 8th of June at 9:30 PM.
Full of chocolate eggs and the leftovers from Sunday’s feast, sit down to watch Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor on TG4 at 21.30 Monday 25th April. Ingrid Craigie, acclaimed actress brings Kathleen Lynn to life. In our film we give an insight to this wonderful woman, the amazing life she led and all she did for Ireland. The suffrage movement, revolution in the 1916 rising, the foundation of the new Irish State, combating infant mortality in Dublin – her legacy is immense. You won’t want to miss it.
We had our premiere of Kathleen Lynn The Rebel Doctor at RCPI on Wednesday night. The Royal College of Physicians was the perfect setting to hold the screening as it is home to all of the Saint Ultan’s archive, a beautiful portrait of Kathleen and of course her diaries. The Rebel Doctor was a huge success with the audience. A fitting tribute to an amazing woman. Click here to read the RCPI blog about the night.
‘Kathleen Lynn – The Rebel Doctor’ will be broadcast on TG4 on the 25th of April at 21.30. Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary is the complex and untold story of a suffragette, a Captain in James Connolly’s Irish Citizen Army, and the founder of Ireland’s first infant hospital St. Ultan’s in 1919.
Actress Ingrid Craigie dramatises notable moments in Dr. Lynn’s life as she recorded them in her diaries. Kathleen Lynn from Mulafarry Co. Mayo devoted her entire life to improving the horrendous social conditions of the poor of Dublin.