GAA and the Civil War from Ballinode’s Gráinne McElwain
A documentary about the #GAA and the Civil War from Ballinode’s Gráinne McElwain the programme will air on RTÉ One on Thursday night 11th May @10.15pm. In a new one-hour Irish language factual documentary for RTÉ, Gráinne McElwain explores how the GAA across Ireland helped to heal and bridge the bitter divisions created by the Civil War 100 years ago.
The Civil War tore Ireland apart. Families were ripped in two, brothers turned against brothers and communities were irreparably damaged. It impacted all aspects of life in Ireland, but unlike other national organisations, the GAA refused to split during these years of division.
During the period of 1914-1921, the GAA embodied the emergence of a new, radical, and culturally aware Ireland which was keen to break free from the shackles of British rule. https://www.irishnews.com/…/the_gaa_and_the_civil_war…/