FRANK SHEEHY Skeffington, the pacifist, feminist, and journalist, tragically and wrongly executed during the 1916 Rising, is the subject of a documentary to be shown on TG4 on Tuesday March 8 at 9.30pm.
Sheehy Skeffington: Síocháiní is produced by Deaglán Ó Mocháin and directed Damian McCann. Skeffington, from Downpatrick, was an eye witness to key moments in Irish history - a friend of James Joyce, a colleague of James Connolly, and the partner of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Ireland's most prominent feminist activist. His pointless murder made headlines across the world, contributing to the growing demand for independence in revolutionary Ireland. Sadly it also acted to obscure his role in the formation of modern Ireland. As Ó Mocháin has said: "We thought he merited a bit more attention when re-examining 1916."
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