Wrecking The Rising (Éirí Amach Amú)

When three modern day Dublin men are mysteriously transported back in time to 1916, where they commit a huge blunder. Realising they have wrecked the Easter Rising before it has even begun, they must somehow keep history on course – and figure out a way to return to the future.


  • Executive Producer – Stephen Rooke
  • Producer – Catherine Quinn
  • Producer – Stephen Rooke
  • Directors – Ruán Magan
  • Writer – James Phelan
  • TG4 Commissioning Editor – Mícheál Ó Meallaigh
RELEASE DATE:  March 2016

GENRES: Docudrama / Drama


  • TG4

Wrecking The Rising (Éirí Amach Amú) follows the fortunes of three Dublin men who travel back in time to 1916, just as the Easter Rising is about to break out. Their first act on arrival is to accidentally kill Pádraig Pearse. Realizing they have inadvertently ruined the Rising before it has even begun; they must somehow concoct a plan to keep history on course. But these three modern day re-enactors and self-proclaimed Rising experts find that they are altering history at every turn. Soon they are battling not only for their own futures but the entire country’s future too. The ensemble cast includes Peter Coonan (‘Love/Hate’), Owen McDonnell (‘An Klondike’), Sean T. Ó Meallaigh (‘Charlie’), Jeanne O’Connor (‘Sineater’), Enda Oates (‘Moone Boy’ and recent IFTA winner for ‘Fair City’), Eva Jane Gaffney (‘What Richard Did’) and Olga Wehrly (‘Dark Touch’).


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