(Áille an Uafáis)
Cathal Goan will introduce this film.
Áille an Uafáis / A Terrible Beauty is a dark story which does not sit comfortably with the traditional lionised imagery of what transpired during the rising. Firsthand accounts of a British soldier, Irish Volunteer and civilian are interwoven to give a fresh perspective on the events of 1916.
Central to this docudrama is the reconstruction of the Battle of Mount St. Bridge at which a thousand marching soldiers, were caught in an ambush by 17 Volunteers and to quote the historian Joe Lee '13 volunteers took 231 Sherwood Foresters with them to their eternal reward'.