Priest Eoin O’Donnell recruits impressionable
teenager Antaine to fight the British in 1916
Shot in Derry & Donegal and inspired by a short story from Pádraic Ó Conaire, ‘Aithrí’ tells the story of priest Eoin O’Donnell, played by ‘Love/Hate’ star Peter Coonan, who recruits impressionable teenager Antaine to fight the British in 1916. Fifty years later violence travels full circle when seasoned gunman Antaine returns seeking vengeance.
The stellar cast includes Barry Barnes (Reign of Fire, Michael Collins), stage legend Barry McGovern (Braveheart, The General), Gerard McSorley (Omagh, Veronica Guerin, Michael Collins), Mimi Carroll (An Klondike/Dominion Creek, I, Dolours), Terry Byrne (Game of Thrones, Veronica Guerin). Tony Devlin (Hart’s War, Band of Brothers) and Dara Devaney (Murdair Mhám Trasna, An Klondike), alongside rising star Diona Doherty (Derry Girls, The Butchering) and newcomer Padhraig Parkinson.