J. Ardle McArdle was born in Dublin in 1934 and grew up in Monaghan.
He published two novels, Closing Time (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1982); and Sin Embargo (Dublin, Odell & Adair, 1987).
Also a barrister, he has written How the Law Works, an Introduction to Law for West African Readers (London, Allen & Unwin, 1963). He also translated The Well of Life, by Georges Chevrot (Sinag-Tala, 1983). He scripted and fronted the TV series Secret Languages.
He was publisher at Odell & Adair for several years.
Joseph Ardle McCardle died in Castlebar, Co Mayo on February 13, 2010, and is buried in Shanganagh Cemetary, Dublin.
The Irish Times Obituary
J. Ardle McArdle at The National Library of Ireland