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This 10 & 1/2 minute stop motion film tells a story of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916. Commissioned by Wicklow County Council as part of their 1916 : 2016 Commemoration programme. Historian Pat Liddy was on hand to ensure historical accuracy and also lent his voice to the main character. Renowned singer songwriter Leslie Dowdall helped write a song for the film - "Time To Be' that features on the opening credits.
"...we saw the Flag being hoisted over the roof, and Mr. Pearse standing on the street outside. It seemed almost impossible..."
1- “Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-1921– told by the men who made it” – (various). Extract from “The fight in the Bray area by James MacSweeney
2- “Desmond’s Rising Memoirs, 1913 to Easter 1916” - Desmond Fitzgerald, 2006 Liberties Press (originally published 1968)