‘Fág an Bealach’ Docudrama in Post Production

Tile Films are in the final stages of work on their two part docudrama Fág an Bealach (Faugh a Ballagh/Clear The Way) which focuses on the Irish Brigade. Each programme is 52 minutes in length and has been prepared for TG4 and the Smithsonian Channel USA. Episode One looks at the Brigade at the Battle of Antietam in 1862, with a particular focus on the remains of one of the Irishmen discovered on the battlefield in 1988. Episode Two explores the Brigade’s actions at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, and the fall off in Irish support for the war from late 1862 onwards. First person accounts are being used as much as possible to tell the story, and there are also contributions from leading historians and experts. Directed by Keith Farrell, Fág an Bealach stars Irish actor Don Wycherley as Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher, and is presented by Irish-American actor Brian Mallon, who played Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock in the 1993 film Gettysburg and the 2003 prequel Gods and Generals. The broadcast date has yet to be confirmed. To read more about the docudrama see the Tile Films synopsis here and the Irish Film and Television Network update here.


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Author:Damian Shiels

I am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.

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6 Comments on “‘Fág an Bealach’ Docudrama in Post Production”

  1. Betty Callis
    March 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    This sounds great! Is there anyway we can find out when it will be shown on TV available to Comcast and other channels here in Nashville?

  2. Betty Callis
    March 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    If someone can email me with the above information, I would really appreciate it! Thanks.

  3. March 7, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Hi Betty,
    The programmes haven’t been scheduled as yet but I will be keeping my ear to the ground on it and will update you as soon as I know more.

    Kind Regards,


  4. Marian O'Donnell Reynolds
    March 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Looking forward to this


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