Kathleen 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.
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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.
For more info on Kathleen Lynn click here
Loopline documentary on Hugo Hamilton Croi & Teanga screens tomorrow Wednesday on TG4 at 8:00 PM. Hugo also has a new play ‘The Mariner’ opening at the Gate Theatre on the 25th September.
Muintir na Mara Final episode Sunday 29th April 9:30 PM
Pádraig O Duinnín’s journey began in Cork six series ago. Tonight we see him complete his odyssey in Donegal. In this final episode Pádraig goes to Downings Micheál Ó Dochartaigh st the seaside village currach club. He takes danger in his stride as he rows in his Naomhóg around the notoriously windy Malin Head.
He ends his journey with a well deserved rest at the Culmore regatta on the Derry border. The series was funded by RTE for TG4 and although it was regularly in the top ten rating, the cut backs in RTE meant it had to leave the airwaves. Loopline Film would like to thank all those who watched and in particular we hope that Pádraig will find a new vehicle that will bring him back to our screens in the future. Thank you Pádraig for bringing us on an unforgettable journey.