The 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
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The 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.
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 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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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.
The first port of call in Sligo is Kilcullen’s seaweed emporium where Pádraig takes a relaxing bath before driving to Dromore West to meet Cillian Rogers in a famine workhouse. The weeks journey ends with a unique sequence at the seal colony in Ballysadare with Oliver Ó Cadhla.
This is episode 5 of 6 so don’t forget to tune in. Sunday TG4 20.15.
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