PICS: The reaction to the first episode of RTÉ's 1916 was extremely positive 6 years ago

PICS: The reaction to the first episode of RTÉ's 1916 was extremely positive

A great start to a fascinating documentary.

The first episode of 1916 aired last night on RTÉ One and proved to be a really interesting watch.

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Part one of the three-episode series focused on the build-up to the Easter Rising and the impact that these events had abroad, especially in the heavily Irish-populated New York.

With contributions from notable Irish and American historians and narration provided by Liam Neeson, the documentary went down extremely well with viewers.

Clip via YouTube/RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA

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Take a look at the overwhelmingly positive reaction.

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Naturally, there were also comparisons made to the controversial series, Rebellion.