The Great Flu in Ireland
A documentary for TG4, BBC Northern Ireland and BCI
Duration: 50 mins
years ago, a billion people around the world fell ill with
this influenza. Over the course of 12 months, fifty million
people died. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the greatest
killer the world has ever known.
tells the story of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Ireland.
It attacked people of all ages and classes and reached every
corner of the country. Schools were closed, work was disrupted
and lives were in chaos, even the 1918 football finals were
postponed. With dramatic reconstructions and original research,
this documentary will reveal, for the first time, the earliest
recorded outbreak of the 1918 influenza in Ireland.