1916 The Irish Rebellion


Documentary viewing hosted by Katie Brennan

  • Venue:Private Dining Room
  • Showtime:03:30 pm
  • Doors open:03:00 pm
Produced by the University of Notre Dame


The screening is free, but reservations are required.


Come early for our Irish Brunch. Click here for info.


1916 The Irish Rebellion

Narrated by Liam Neeson,
this award-winning, landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.

An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, this documentary tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising in a comprehensive way and, for the first time, places these events in their proper historical, political and cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state and the disintegration of colonial empires worldwide.



Kate Brennan Bio


Katie Brennan worked as an intern on 1916 The Irish Rebellion when she was a student at the University of Notre Dame. In 2015, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Notre Dame–where she was a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar–with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and minors in Irish Studies and Irish Language & Literature. She received a Master’s with Distinction in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Her MA focused on police reform in Cleveland and what could be learned from Northern Ireland’s reform process.

Katie now works at the Cleveland Foundation, where she was a 2016-2017 Public Service Fellow, during which time she staffed the Cleveland Community Police Commission. She is currently a Program Associate with a focus on education and youth-related issues. She has been a teacher in the St. Ignatius/Walsh Jesuit Irish Studies Program since 2014, where her focus is Irish history, politics, and building connections between social issues in Ireland/Northern Ireland and Cleveland. Previously she also served as a research assistant on the Northern Ireland Project at the University of Notre Dame, another 1916 Easter Rising project at Notre Dame, and with the Cleveland Irish American Archives Society. She is on the board of the Tri-C Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies program.

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