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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: Marc Mc Menamin

Marc Mc Menamin is a freelance journalist and historian originally from Ballyshannon Co. Donegal.


Marc holds a (B.A.) in English and History, an (M.A.) in History and a (PGDE) in Education from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
After leaving College he taught history, mainly in Dublin before taking a sabbatical to concentrate on journalism full-time. For a brief period he worked as an intern to Stephen Donnelly T.D. at the Houses of the Oireachtas.


Marc has worked as a historical researcher on a number of documentaries most recently TG4's 'Stailc 1913'.


He is currently working on a major political documentary series with TV3 and is researching a biography of 1920's Donegal Politician Major James Myles. He has also worked as a consultant on the Bundoran/Ballyshannon cultural tourism project.


He lives in Dublin but tries to get back to Ballyshannon as often as possible - outside of work he sings and plays guitar in a band and has been known on occasion to do some cycling and swimming.

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