8pm: Friday 24th February 2023
Ballyseedy, which was written and presented by the well-known broadcaster and journalist, Pat Butler, is a unique dramatised account of one of the darkest days of the Civil War in Kerry.
It tells the story of the execution of eight anti-Treaty IRA prisoners at Ballyseedy on 7 March 1923 as the war in Kerry reached new depths of violence and barbarity. It was first broadcast on RTÉ One television in 1997 and repeated in March 1998. It has not been shown publicly since then.
Before the screening on Friday 24 February, Pat Butler will be interviewed by Jerry O’Sullivan of Radio Kerry about how and why he researched and produced the programme, and why it is important as a historical resource.