'I don't ask God for anything', by Jolene McAllister (story details)

Story Title: 'I don't ask God for anything'

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

"Jolene McAllister was interviewed in her home in Ardoyne, North Belfast in February 1977. At the age of eleven she witnessed her aunt being shot dead in cross-fire between the security forces and Republican paramilitaries. Two years later, she witnessed her cousin being killed in her home. Some time later, her brother was killed in a Republican paramilitary feud." Smyth and Fay (eds) (2000; p.111).

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Title
'I don't ask God for anything', by Jolene McAllister (story details)
Creator
Marie Smyth and Marie-Therese Fay (editors)
Story Title
'I don't ask God for anything'
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Chapter 12, in, Smyth, Marie. Fay, Marie-Therese. (eds) (2000). Personal Accounts from Northern Ireland's Troubles: Public Conflict, Private Loss. London: Pluto Press.
Interviewee Surname
McAllister
Interviewee Forename(s)
Jolene
Language Spoken
English
Interviewee Gender
Female
Religion
Catholic
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Victim 1
Isobel Leylands
Relationship Victim 1
Niece
ID Victim 1
3185
Status
Civilian
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
"Jolene McAllister was interviewed in her home in Ardoyne, North Belfast in February 1977. At the age of eleven she witnessed her aunt being shot dead in cross-fire between the security forces and Republican paramilitaries. Two years later, she witnessed her cousin being killed in her home. Some time later, her brother was killed in a Republican paramilitary feud." Smyth and Fay (eds) (2000; p.111).
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Victims
Dates Mentioned
21 August 1992 [1990s]

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). 'I don't ask God for anything'.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 3 December 2022 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2056>

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