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Details of THE DYING DAYS screening schedule in the Irish Examiner today

Coverage in the Waterford News & Star

Great center page spread on The Dungarvan Observer on the 8th of February 2023

Page of the Irish Examiner 3/2/203

Article from The Examiner 2/2/23

By Seán O’Riordan

Press Statement from Waterford City & County Council

Heritage Officer Bernadette Guest.

Throughout the Decade of Centenaries Waterford Commemorations Committee  has strongly supported the deeper exploration of the people and events in Waterford between 1916 and 1923  through its funding  programme for publications and docu-films.  The Commemorations Committee were delighted to support this  high quality production  by John Foley exploring the  determination  of Liam Lynch  and ultimately his demise leading to suspension of operations, a ceasefire and the end of the Civil War.  Heritage Officer Bernadette Guest  commented; “This docu-film  evocatively   captures  the  principles and ideals of those who fought  for and against the treaty and the ordinary people  whose lives and homes became intertwined in the activity around the Kockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains.

Cast and Crew Screening 14th January 2023. Bernadette Guest fourth from the right.

The film weaves the national and  local historical context  provided by the excellent Gerard Shannon and Michael Desmond with vivid re-enactments and accounts by family descendants of the safe houses and businesses used by Liam Lynch and the  IRA in March-April 1923 and along with superb acting, beautiful lighting and  landscape imagery  audiences cannot but be impressed as they are  transported back to a century ago and  the tensions  and uncertainty of  the foundation of the State.  John has produced an excellent  piece of film  and we look forward to  public reaction as it is screened across  the country in 2023 in tandem with centenary commemorations of the end of the Civil War.”

Official Sponsors

This project is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative. Waterford City and County Council, Cork County Council, Decade of Centenaries – History Ireland and The Department Of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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