The All-Ireland played behind barbed wire


A recent documentary by Sarah Mac Donald tells the extraordinary story of what has become known as the ‘All Ireland Behind Barbed Wire’. Following the 1916 Rising, 1,800 Irish rebels were arrested and interned at a Prisoner of War camp in Frongoch, Wales. In the aftermath of the Insurrection, 3,000 Irish rebels were arrested in all, and were marched to Dublin Port to board boats destined for internment camps in Britain. The testimony of one of those men arrested, Johny Flynn, exists today:

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