Taking Up Arms, by Lawrence McKeown (story details)

Story Title: Taking Up Arms

Collection: Personal Accounts from Northern Ireland's Troubles (collection)
Organisation: Cost of the Troubles Survey, The (organisation) [NC]

"Lawrence McKeown was interviewed in April 1997 in Ballymurphy, West Belfast. He is a former member of the IRA, who was involved in the hunger strike in 1981 in which ten men died." Smyth and Fay (eds) (2000; p.51).

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Title
Taking Up Arms, by Lawrence McKeown (story details)
Creator
Marie Smyth and Marie-Therese Fay (editors)
Story Title
Taking Up Arms
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Chapter 5, in, Smyth, Marie. Fay, Marie-Therese. (eds) (2000). Personal Accounts from Northern Ireland's Troubles: Public Conflict, Private Loss. London: Pluto Press.
Interviewee Surname
McKeown
Interviewee Forename(s)
Lawrence
Language Spoken
English
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Catholic
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Status
Paramilitary, Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Ind Delay Access Date
n.a.
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
"Lawrence McKeown was interviewed in April 1997 in Ballymurphy, West Belfast. He is a former member of the IRA, who was involved in the hunger strike in 1981 in which ten men died." Smyth and Fay (eds) (2000; p.51).

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Personal Accounts from Northern Ireland's Troubles (collection)
Description
This collection is contained in an edited book which has 14 personal accounts from individuals affected by the conflict in Northern Ireland. The accounts are based on in-depth interviews and survey work conducted by The Cost of the Troubles Study which operated from 1996 to 1999.
Creator
Marie Smyth and Marie-Therese Fay (editors)
Subject
Story-Telling / Personal Accounts related to the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Source
The Cost of the Troubles Study:
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/cts/
Publisher
Pluto Press
Date
2000
Format
Book
Language
English

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Cost of the Troubles Survey, The (organisation) [NC]
Description
"The Cost of the Troubles Study Ltd is a recognised charity and a limited company. The Board of Directors is composed of a team of people from all parts of the religious/political spectrum who have all been directly affected by the violence of the 'Troubles'."
CAIN. 2003.
Creator
"The Board of Directors is composed of a team of people from all parts of the religious/political spectrum who have all been directly affected by the violence of the 'Troubles'. The Board also contains two researchers, one full-time, - Marie Smyth, Research Fellow, INCORE (the United Nations University and the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland) who is the Project Director and one part-time, Mike Morrissey, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, The University of Ulster and Director of The Urban Institute, Belfast. The project also employs Marie-Therese Fay, Research Officer; Grainne Kelly, Researcher and Gwen Ford, Project Administrator."
CAIN. 2003.
Subject
Northern Ireland Conflict
Source
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/cts/
Date
1999
Language
English
Date Formed
1996
Status
Ended 1999
Funder
"The Cost of the Troubles Study is a recognised charity and a company limited by guarantee and not having share capital. We are funded by the Central Community Relations Unit; Making Belfast Work, North & West Teams; The Special Support Programme for Peace & Reconciliation through N.I.V.T.; The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and private donation. "
CAIN. 2003.

Citation

Marie Smyth and Marie-Therese Fay (editors). Taking Up Arms.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 3 December 2022 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2049>

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