Was It For This?

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Apparently so.

Wrecking the Rising – a new three part drama series from Tile Films filmed at a full sized GPO set constructed inside a hanger at Galway airport. To wit:

The series follows three modern-day Irishmen, Ernest (Owen McDonnell – An Klondike / Single Handed), Tom (Sean T. Ó Meallaigh – The Callback Queen /Vikings) and Seán (Peter Coonan – Love/Hate [currently narrating RTE’s Inside The GPO series]), who endure listless and unexciting lives living in Dublin. Their only enjoyment comes from staging re-enactments of the Easter Rising. After being mysteriously transported back in time to 1916 they cause a huge blunder that has the potential to wreck the Easter Rising before it has even begun. Somehow they must keep history on course – and figure out a way to return to the future.

Wrecking the Rising: TG4, 9.30pm on three consecutive nights from Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th April, 2016

(Thanks Catherine)

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13 thoughts on “Was It For This?

    1. Ultach

      Naw, that’s Darragh off of Ros na Rún, died after a car accident a couple of years ago.

  1. Clampers Outside!

    ‘Trial of the Century’ is TV3’s contribution…. and “will air over 3 consecutive nights from 9pm (after Britain’s Got Talent’) on Sat 30th April, Sunday 1st May and Monday 2nd May.”

    It’s a ‘what if’ story…. as in ‘what if Pearse was given a trial?’…

    I think TG4s looks like more fun

  2. dav

    a pity they couldn’t go back and shoot dev and a load of priests and archbishops – might have saved the country from a lot of issues.

    1. Turgenev

      A winning thought; but remember, those priests and archbishops, and yes, the nuns too, ruled with the consent of the people, even though that consent was won through terror. It would be more to the point to go back and set up a bunch of schools that would let children learn to think for themselves and make their own moral decisions. But of course you wouldn’t have been let do that.

      1. Bandy

        ‘ruled with the consent of the people, even though that consent was won through terror’

        em, isn’t this like what do you call it, hang on, i’ll remember now… em… like a dictatorship or autocracy or something like that…. whatever the word is, I don’t think it’s a good thing.

  3. Rainy Day

    “but remember, those priests and archbishops, and yes, the nuns too, ruled with the consent of the people…”…really? …who voted for them?

  4. bubbleandsqueak

    I know someone who was involved in the production and they said it’s going to be a complete car-crash.

    They are only hoping that the fact that it’s bilingual and that there’s a bit of 1916 fatigue will stop people from tuning in.

    Their reports on how much of a disaster it is mean that I can’t wait to see it.

    It would be fun if some investigate journalist had an oul peek around at the commissioning process at TG4 to see how this script made it all the way to broadcast.

  5. Mé Féin

    has the potential to wreck the Easter Rising before it has even begun
    Didn’t McDowell’s grandfather do that already?

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