FORMER DONEGAL MANAGER Jim McGuinness will feature on a new series on RTÉ One called ‘Ireland’s Rising’ -exploring the county’s connections with 1916.
The series, which marks the start of RTÉ One’s 1916 programming, sees Anne Doyle, Ryan Tubridy, McGuinness and Fiona Shaw travel to Wexford, Galway, Donegal and Cork respectively to learn about their county’s circumstances in 1916 and to discover how each county is planning to commemorate the centenary.
The four will find out what was going on during that fateful week in April, how their own family lived at the time and will meet with people who are commemorating the nation’s turning point in diverse and creative ways.
Their assumptions will be challenged as they find out how the events of Easter week weren’t just limited to Dublin and the GPO, hopefully prompting every county in the country to reflect on their own connections with 1916.
‘Ireland’s Rising’, which will begin on RTÉ One at 8.30pm on Sunday 29 November and run over four successive Sundays, will also be available to watch on the RTÉ Player.