Country: Northern Ireland
Radharc’s first programme on Channel 4, “1798 – The Protestant Revolt”, covers the events of 1798 in the North of Ireland. The United Irishmen was founded in Belfast by Northern Presbyterians who introduced Republicanism into Ireland. It is one of the ironies of history that the republicanism of the largely Catholic I.R.A. claims direct descent from the Protestant Revolt 1798.