1916 Seachtar Dearmadta/The Forgotten Seven: Micheál O’Hanrahan & Seán Heus...
Presented by The 1916 Rising Centenary Committee (Scotland) and the Pádraig Pearse Branch of Conradh na Gaeilge are two episodes from '1916 Seachtar Dearmadta: (The Forgotten Seven)' telling the story of the other seven leaders executed in Kilmainham Gaol after the Easter Rising.
This is the follow-up series to the award-winning '1916 Seachtar na Cásca'.
This series, from Abu Media, explores the lives of these men telling their stories in docu-dramatic form, narrated by Brendan Gleeson, with re-enactments of key episodes from their lives, and from the Rising, interspersed with information from some of Ireland’s pre-eminent historians.
This is the third of four screening events of this series.
Micheál O’Hanrahan had a father who was involved in the Rising of 1867 and as a young man became deeply involved in Conradh na Gaeilge and the Gaelic Revival. This informed his work both as a journalist and as a novelist. He later would join the IRB and the Irish Volunteers. During the Rising he was second in command of Dublin's 2nd battalion under Thomas MacDonagh.
Seán Heuston grew up in Dublin and educated, like many of the other leaders, by the Christian Brothers. He was a well-known and active officer of the Fianna Éireann scouting organisation, which was aligned with the Irish Volunteers. He ensured that their training would include lectures on Irish history and Irish language classes. During the Rising Heuston was the Officer Commanding of the Volunteers in the Mendicity Institution (now called Heustons Fort ).
This is an ideal opportunity to learn about two of the men who were executed for their part in Easter Rising but who are not as well known now as the likes of Pearse or Connolly. Find out what brought them on the road to revolution and why it is so important to remember them.