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I Was There - Eyewitness 1916

One of the key moments in Ireland's history - an armed rising against English Rule - What was it like to be there? Listen to eyewitness accounts from survivors of the 1916 rising in Dublin (Broadcast 1960)...

Documentary Maker: Mairead O'Connor

Mairead works full-time with Grey Heron Media in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, making a variety of audio pieces, mixing rich actuality and field recordings with in-depth interviews. This has involved her getting her boots mucky at the county dump, close encounters with hungry pigs, hopping on and off the rural buses of Co. Tipperary and stepping behind the scenes at tattoo parlours, butchers, barbers and radio stations.

The first RTE documentary that she has been involved in was "Take No More" - during the making of which she found herself capturing the frantic confusion, diverse perspectives and resolution of a breaking national news story.

Originally from Athlone, she studied English and History in college and was once a secondary school teacher, an Athlone Community Radio volunteer and the male comic relief in her school musical. She likes going to events, festivals and occurrences and listening.

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