A new short film by Tipperary Cultural Films
Tipperary was at the heart of the events that made the second decade of the 20th century so extraordinary. More people were killed and more property destroyed than in any other comparable town. Because there was an important military barracks and of course That Song, the Great War had a particular impact, One of the most active and famous IRA brigades, the 3rd Tipperary was founded in and drew its strength from the district. The impact of militant labour was also a feature of this period with several soviets established. During the Civil War, Tipperary was briefly a Republican stronghold until captured in battle by Free State forces. What began in song ended with fire. This film tells the story of those years.