New History Ireland Hedge School PODCAST 

The Irish Civil War on film 

(Recorded at the Irish Film Institute on Wed 11 Oct ’23 as part of the Dublin Festival of History)

Join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham for a lively and interactive discussion on how the Irish Civil War was depicted on film, both at the time (newsreels) and subsequently (Michael Collins, The Wind that Shakes the Barley and other films), and how this has affected our understanding of the period— with Ciara Chambers, Dennis Condon, Brian Hanley and Kevin Rockett. 

This Hedge School is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012–2023 initiative.

Link: History Ireland | Podcast on Spotify and History Ireland or wherever you get your podcasts. 

PANELLISTS Ciara Chambers lectures in the Department of Film and Screen Media at UCC and is the author of Ireland in the newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012). 

Denis Condon lectures in Irish Film in the Departments of English and Media Studies, Maynooth University, and is the author of Early Irish cinema (Irish Academic Press, 2008). 

Brian Hanley is the presenter of the ‘Dirty War in Dublin’ podcast and author of The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland 1968–79 (Manchester University Press, 2019). 

Kevin Rockett is Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, and co-author (with Luke Gibbons and John Hill) of Cinema and Ireland (Routledge, 1988).

Image: Brother against brother—Damian (Cillian Murphy) and Teddy O’Donovan (Pádraic Delaney) find themselves on opposing sides in the Irish Civil War in Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley. (Joss Barratt/Sixteen Films)

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