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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: Joe Armstrong

Joe Armstrong was born in Dublin and grew up in Donnycarney on the city's northside. He spent nine years studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood but left shortly before ordination. He taught English and religion at Saint Bonaventure's Comprehensive School in London's East End for five years. He met and married Ruth while in England and the couple returned to Ireland after the birth of their son.


Joe is an author, journalist and editor. He spent seven years as a columnist with The Irish Times and he was managing editor for Ireland of an international academic publisher. He is a former chair of Irish PEN. "From Belief to Unbelief" is his first documentary.


Joe's website is www.joearmstrong.ie

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