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RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Terrible Beauty by Bernard Clarke

RTÉ Lyric FM, winner Prix Marulic Award 2017...

The piece re-imagines the Easter Rising from a single point of view, that of Irish Volunteer,  Gerald Doyle.
Doyle was a member of B Company of the Fourth Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. His experiences of the Rising -  and the brutal aftermath -  are recorded in a witness statement he gave to the Bureau of Irish Military History.
This documentary account is brought to life in Bernard Clarke’s  sonic version, combining memoir, dramatic scenes and sound design.
An  RTÉ Lyric FM production,  ‘Terrible Beauty’ won the prestigious Prix Marulic* Award earlier this year.
The piece was adapted, narrated and sound designed by Bernard Clarke and originally aired in The Lyric Feature  produced by Olga Buckley and Eoin O’Kelly.
For more on The Lyric Feature go to
And if you’d like to read the testimony of Gerald Doyle go to