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Paddy Cullivan’s ‘The ten dark secrets of the Irish Revolution’

October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Previously advertised as Thursday 19th. This event is now Monday 16th October.

Doors open 7pm Show 8pm

Paddy Cullivan of RTE comedy Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show house band, and live shows Leviathan and Kilkenomics brings you an audiovisual spectacular on the events surrounding the Easter Rising. Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song – Paddy reveals the 10 strangest things (and darkest secrets) that happened during the Rising, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (Civil War). He also draws parallels with those events’ effects on modern Ireland, drawing out the fundamental changes that need to happen, no matter what Government we end up with.

How did the lawyer who prosecuted the 1916 leaders end up in one of the highest positions in the Free State? Why were 280,000 women denied the vital Treaty Election Vote of 1922? What made 2 million Irish People turn from hating 1916 to supporting the War of Independence? What dark secret made Michael Collins sign the Treaty, and why is his assassination even stranger and more covered-up than JFK’s? All these questions and more will be dealt with in the show to end all 1916 shows.

‘Romanticism makes way for pragmatism and careful analysis with Paddy’s unique brand of humour and story-telling genius’ – Irish Independent 


‘An audience in hysterics, rapturous applause and lots of food for thought’ John F. Kennedy Summer School

‘Freewheeling Political Polemic that makes you laugh while making you think’The Irish Times

‘Paddy Cullivan is a National Treasure’David McWilliams, Economist

Full festival ticket here for £30 + booking fee


October 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Tyneside Irish Centre
41 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom
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