Mark Grantham Papers

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleMark Grantham Papers
Archive ReferenceIE DuNL MS/ 49,153
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1955-1993
Extent Medium12 boxes


Creator(s): Grantham, Mark, b. 1931

  • Administrative History ↴

    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.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Grantham, Mark, b. 1931 ↴

    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’.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows: I. Radio Scripts II. Correspondence III. Newscuttings

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access with a valid National Library of Ireland Readers Ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland
Creation Dates1955-1993
Extent Medium12 boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item level catalogue is available online. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialThere 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

Archivist NoteFiona Hughes
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).
Date of DescriptionsNovember 2014.