Joe Graham (RIP)
30 January 1944 - 9 December 2021
It is with great sadness that our family announces the death of our founder, father and grandfather Joe Graham (RIP).
Joe passed away peacefully at home on the 9th December 2021, at the age of 77, surrounded by his family.
Joe was a passionate lifelong historian, founding Rushlight: The Belfast Magazine in 1972, publishing local history and folklore for almost 50 years.
Joe is survived by his loving wife Ann, and his children Deborah, Joseph and Sean, and his grandchildren.
Tributes from local media:
The Irish News
Real Belfast History, warts and all from...
The Belfast History Man
Welcome to the Website of "Rushlight The Belfast Magazine" which was founded by Joe Graham in 1972. From its birth Rushlight to protect its integrity to present history in a truthful , warts and all, way has been kept free of grants and funding from all and any sources. Some readers will recall that I have not only been involved in the Rushlight but many other local papers. I also edited and published the "Ardoyne Freedom Fighter " during the early troubles, plus "The Vindicator" for Clonard area, plus "Scale" for Ballymurphy.. and in the late 1960's "The Pike" the voice of republican Belfast.