Born in Belfast in 1883, Bulmer Hobson was one of the key architects of the Irish revolution. In the decade before the Rising he worked tirelessly to organise republicans for independence. Besides his collaboration in the publishing of a string of advanced nationalist newspapers, including The Republic, Irish Freedom and the Irish Volunteer, Hobson played a leading part in the foundation of Both Na Fianna Éireann and the Irish Volunteers.
This 30 minute film was made to accompany the plaque unveiled on the house where Bulmer died in Castleconnell in August 1969. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s Director, historian and author, Angus Mitchell.