We present a week-long series of shorts commemorating the Easter Rising, from Screen Ireland's After '16 funding scheme which marked the 2016 centenary. 

Watch Ann Marie Hourihane & Laura McNicholas's documentary Mr Yeats and the Beastly Coins below...

Ten years after the Easter Rising, in 1926, the Free State government decided to create a new coinage for the new state. They invited the most famous poet in the world, W.B. Yeats, to chair the design committee. Behind-the-scenes battles were fought before the new coins became one of the most enduring success stories of the new Irish state...

Watch more short films from Screen Ireland here.