Scéalta Grá na hÉireann is a six-part factual series that examines some of the iconic relationships throughout the history of our land. These stories echo through time and each one has played a major part in the formation of modern Ireland.
The series will premiere with Ireland’s greatest and most tragic love story, the love triangle between Michael Collins, Kitty Kiernan and Collins’ best friend Harry Boland.
This features incredible never seen before colourised photos, restored and by the people behind “Old Ireland in Colour” and the award winning team at “My Colourful Past”. Colourisation reveals details that haven’t been seen for a century and bring the love of Collins & Kiernan to an Irish audience.
“There’s no doubt that Collins was the love of Kiernan’s life, perhaps that becomes even more pronounced as a result of the way that he was lost to her.”
Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of History, UCD
Scéalta Grá na hÉireann is a Bo Media production for TG4, made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland & S481.
Scéalta Grá na hÉireann – a new 6-part series about Ireland’s Greatest Love Stories starts on TG4 13th January 2021 8:30pm.
Cork Company Bo Media, the team behind the RTÉ Christmas hit, ‘The Cork Nativity’, bring a new compelling history series Scéalta Grá na hÉireann, to TG4 this January.
Scéalta Grá na hÉireann is a six part factual series that examines some of the iconic relationships throughout the history of our land. These stories echo through time and each one has played a major part in the formation of modern Ireland.
From the stormy passions of the ‘Pirate Queen’, Grace O’Malley, to Oscar Wilde’s doomed love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, Scéalta Grá na hÉireann is a compelling series revealing some of the greatest romances of the most iconic lovers ever to shape Ireland’s remarkable history.
Each episode, each powerful love story is anchored by a tangible item that represents and reflects the relationship in each story. For example, the love letters, over 300 in all, written by Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan during the most violent period in Irish history and the beautiful, delicate harp-shaped brooch that Robert Emmet gave to his fiancée Sarah Curran that represents both his undying love for Sarah and for Ireland. These items give the viewer a direct connection to these historical stories and all of the items in the series can be seen today in museums or in the landscape throughout Ireland.
Over the course of 6 weeks, there will be plenty of familiar cork faces on screen, including singer Claudia Rose who has recorded a new version of the caoineadh airt uí laoghaire
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