Dermot Hayes reporting on the impact on some of our local residents;
While the 1916 Rising was going on in Dublin and other parts of the country a significant war was taking place in Europe – over 17 million people lost their lives. A large number of young men from Co. Clare were involved. Many were killed and many of the survivors were shell shocked when they came home.
Over 400 men left the town of Kilrush during that time. It is a story that I felt profoundly affected by in that I had not heard it told before in any situation. I am deeply grateful to all the contributors who shared these important stories. I hope this documentary will shed some light on what actually happened to those men during that terrible time