Cromwell in Ireland 2

Of Micheál Ó Siochrú’s God’s Executioner: Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland, which I mentioned yesterday, Martin Mansergh* had this to say  in his Irish Times review on Saturday the 23rd of August


Transcending conflict requires a deeper understanding of the past, warts and all, and lifting ourselves with difficulty over it, not a glib or complacent revisionism. Ó Siochrú’s book, and his forthcoming TV series**, will be of considerable assistance in that.


*Dr Martin Mansergh, TD, is Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and for the arts, and author of The Legacy of History for Making Peace in Ireland (Mercier, 2003)



**Cromwell in Ireland, starting on September the 9th on RTE1,  directed by Maurice Sweeney and starting on September the 9th on RTE1  , is a 2 X 52 minute documentary that examines the history of Oliver Cromwell’s mid 17th century conquest of Ireland. Produced by Rachel Towell, the series is presented by Irish historian Dr. Micheál Ó Siochrú, and combines drama re-enactments with CGI graphics to recreate 17th century Ireland on screen. ‘romwell in Ireland’ will air on RTE this September




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