Keepers of the Flame – A feature length documentary by Nuala O’Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter

Folks, please take a look at the new feature length documentary ‘Keepers of the Flame’ by Emmy award winner Nuala O’Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter. Archive readings are performed by Mary Black, Aiden Gillen, Philip King, Aine Lawlor, Joseph O’Connor, Olivia O’Leary, Iarla O’Lionaird, Marian Richardson and more. The soundtrack is composed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Keepers of the Flame delves into the archives of the Irish Military Service Pensions and what emerges is a truly personal retelling of a brutal and divisive period in the birth of a nation. It looks at the devastating legacy it left in its wake, for the individuals who took part and their families who suffered long after the fighting ended. More than 85,000 applied for the Irish Military Service Pension. Just over 18,000 received any payment.

Keepers of the Flame premieres at the Dingle International Film Festival on Sunday, 25th March 2018, as the closing film.

Follow them on Twitter @KeepersOTF and Facebook at Keepers Of The Flame​

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    Folks, please take a look at the new feature length documentary ‘Keepers of the Flame’ by Emmy award winner Nuala O’Connor and Diarmaid Ferriter. Archive readings are performed by Mary Black, Aiden Gillen, Philip King, Aine Lawlor, Joseph O’Connor, Olivia O’Leary, Iarla O’Lionaird, Marian Richardson and more. The soundtrack is composed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

    Keepers of the Flame delves into the archives of the Irish Military Service Pensions and what emerges is a truly personal retelling of a brutal and divisive period in the birth of a nation. It looks at the devastating legacy it left in its wake, for the individuals who took part and their families who suffered long after the fighting ended. More than 85,000 applied for the Irish Military Service Pension. Just over 18,000 received any payment.

    Keepers of the Flame premieres at the Dingle International Film Festival on Sunday, 25th March 2018, as the closing film.

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