Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931, Mark Grantham moved to Dublin to study at Trinity College Dublin in 1951. While in Dublin he began writing scripts for Radio Éireann and subsequently, following a move to London, for Independent Television and various international film companies. He later worked as journalist, as sub-editor of 'The Times' London (1967) and as foreign correspondent of 'United Press International' (1968-1972). He subsequently worked for Amnesty International, as Head of Information in the AI International Secretariat.
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The Mark Grantham Papers consists primarily of scripts of ‘The Kennedys of Castleross’, a popular Irish radio serial drama, broadcast on Radio Éireann from 1955, which Grantham scripted for many years. Also included in the collection are scripts for other Radio Éireann shows which Grantham scripted, notably ‘Milo and Maureen’, ‘What Are They Talking About?’ and ‘The Road Around Ireland’, letters to Grantham from friends, associates, radio listeners and staff at both Arks Advertising and Radio Éireann, press cuttings and Grantham’s 1993 typescript memoir of ‘The Kennedys of Castleross’.
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The collection is arranged as follows: I. Radio Scripts II. Correspondence III. Newscuttings
Conditions of Access & Use
Access with a valid National Library of Ireland Readers Ticket.
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland
There are additional papers relating to Mark Grantham held in the Department of Manuscripts at the National Library of Ireland, see MS 49,515.
Descriptive Control Area
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).
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