‘We need an apology. I feel a great sense of injustice’: how the Civil War tore families apart

A century after the end of the conflict, a TG4 documentary series looks at its effects on families and how its traumatic impact passed through generations

Aidan Larkin, grandson of John O’Connor

Kim Bielenberg

One hundred years ago this week, the Civil War came to an end. Peace settled on the country, but the conflict left a bitter legacy that not only divided the country politically but also broke families apart — and the effects reverberated through generations.

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