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Premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion", 3 March 2016

The gala premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion" took place at Notre Dame University on 3 March.

Ambassador Anne Anderson addressing the guests at the gala premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion", Notre Dame University, 3 March 2016.

The gala premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion" took place at Notre Dame University on 3 March. This landmark documentary examines the events and aftermath of the Easter Rising. It will be broadcast by Chicago PBS, WTTW from 24 March and on over 200 public television stations all across the US. A full listing of screenings and broadcasts in the US is now available.

The event was addressed by Ambassador Anne Anderson, the President of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. John Jenkins, Professors Chris Fox and Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Professors Thomas J & Kathleen M. O'Donnell and Mr. Liam Neeson, the narrator of the documentary.

Liam Neeson addressing the guests at the gala premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion", Notre Dame University, 3 March 2016.

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies produced the documentary television series in association with COCO Television Productions Ltd.

The Ambassador was also delighted to participate in the launch of book of the documentary at the Union League Club in Chicago, hosted by the University of Notre Dame and the Union League Club's Authors Program. The Ambassador was introduced by the Consul General of Ireland to the US Midwest, Orla McBreen.

Consul General Orla McBreen talking to Liam Neeson, Notre Dame University, 3 March 2016.

The Ambassador and Consul General would like to thank Notre Dame University and everyone involved who helped ensure such a successful launch.