‘Michael, they have shot them!’


Irish Rising Exhibition. Credit State Library

Event: New documentary film‘Michael, they have shot them’

Where: Melbourne Celtic Club

When: Sunday 7th August 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Cost: Free entry

Further information: eoin.hahessy@unimelb.edu.au; ph: 0432 213 616,
Helen at the Celtic Club: 9670 6472

Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history.

In particular, the execution of the leaders of the insurrection had a profound effect on Archbishop Daniel Mannix, the man who led Australia’s Catholic community.

Independent documentary film maker Eoin Hahessy captures the mood of the time in this new film, ‘Michael, they have shot them’: the Irish Rising that shaped an Australian nation, commemorating the centenary of these powerful events.

Please join us at 2pm, before the film screening, for an introductory discussion between Dr. Val Noone and Eoin Hahessy, the film’s director and after the film for a Panel Discussion about the political and social ramifications of the Easter Rising in Victoria.

The Panel brings together Eoin Hahessy, Brian Gillespie, Anna Welch – Curator of the State Library Exhibition ‘The Irish Rising–A Terrible Beauty is Born’, and Amy Reid and Conrad Corry as facilitators

This documentary is kindly supported by the Irish Government through its 2016 Centenary programming and the University of Melbourne through its recent partnership with the State Library of Victoria for the public exhibition ‘The Irish Rising – A Terrible Beauty is Born’.