Arbour Hill 1966

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Veterans of Na Fianna Eireann, the Irish Volunteers, the Irish Citizen Army and Cumann na mBan at Arbour Hill in 1966. Fianna Eireann Chief of Staff Eamon Martin stands in the centre (left side) with a former comrade by his side, as they prepare to lay a wreath in memory of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising.

This photograph Is a production still from the 1966 documentary ‘An Tine Bheo’. A copy of the image was used in the commemorative 1916 booklet ‘Cuimhneachan 1916-1966’.

‘An Tine Bheo’ was a documentary by Louis Marcus about the 1916 Rising. The documentary was released on the Golden Jubilee of the Rising in 1966 and features a score composed by Seán Ó Riada. The documentary can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEIFjUdAhU4

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  1. An Tine Bheo also comes with Mise Eire, the DVD. Well worth buying. Gael Linn put it out a few years ago. You get the Mise Eire documentary, An Tine Bheo, plus a short film on the making of Mise Eire, which is quite fascinating (especially for film/documentary-making buffs).

    Gael Linn also put out on DVD the follow-up to Mise Eire, Saoirse.

    I think there was to be a part three but it either never got made or it got shelved. Saoirse goes up to the start of the civil war.

    Phil

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