We walked the walk, by Ruth (story details) Deposited

Story Title: We walked the walk

Collection: Mixed Emotions (collection)
Organisation: NIMMA (Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association) (organisation)

Personal account by a widow who was in a mixed marriage. Her story was published in the book 'Mixed Emotions'.

"Ruth is a remarkable 87-year-old widow whose husband Pat died nine years ago. She lives in a bungalow overlooking the centre of the new city of Newry and despite facing heartache as a result of her mixed marriage, found forgiveness and happiness in more than 58 years of marriage." NIMMA. (2012; p.9).

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Title
We walked the walk, by Ruth (story details)
Description
Personal account by a widow who was in a mixed marriage. Her story was published in the book 'Mixed Emotions'.
Creator
Paul McLaughlin / NIMMA
Publisher
Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association (NIMMA).
Date
2012
Relation
See also:
Maguire, Anna. (2012). 'My family and community would have nothing to do with me ... because I married a Catholic', Belfast Telegraph, (2 March 2012). <http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/my-family-and-community-would-have-nothing-to-do-with-me-because-i-married-a-catholic-28721048.html#ixzz1nx58IYDz>
Story Title
We walked the walk
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
McLaughlin, Paul. (2012). Mixed Emotions: Real stories of mixed marriage, (Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association; NIMMA). Belfast: NIMMA.
Identity Provided?
No; forename only
Interviewee Forename(s)
Ruth
Language Spoken
English
Interviewee Gender
Female
Age
87
Religion
Protestant
Home Address
Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Marital Status
Maried
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Current Occupation
Retired
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"Ruth is a remarkable 87-year-old widow whose husband Pat died nine years ago. She lives in a bungalow overlooking the centre of the new city of Newry and despite facing heartache as a result of her mixed marriage, found forgiveness and happiness in more than 58 years of marriage." NIMMA. (2012; p.9).
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Mixed Marriage
Dates Mentioned
1943
Places Mentioned
Newry [County Down, Northern Ireland]

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Mixed Emotions (collection)
Description
Mixed Emotions is a collection containing 10 personal accounts / stories about mixed marriage (between Protestants and Catholics) in Northern Ireland. Nine of the accounts are based on joint interviews of the married couple. The accounts were published in book format in 2012.
McLaughlin, Paul. (2012). Mixed Emotions: Real stories of mixed marriage, (Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association; NIMMA). Belfast: NIMMA.
Creator
Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association (NIMMA)
Subject
Personal accounts / stories related to the issue of mixed marriage in Northern Ireland.
Publisher
Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association (NIMMA)
Date
2012
Format
Book
Language
English
Identifier
ISBN 978-0-9571669-1-2
Stories Collected
10
Stories Deposited
8

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
NIMMA (Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association) (organisation)
Coverage
Northern Ireland
Date Formed
1974
Status
Active (last checked: October 2014)
Address
NIMMA
28 Bedford Street
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT2 7FE
Telephone
(028) 9023 5444
Email
info@nimma.org.uk
Funder
"NIMMA is a registered charity and depends on membership, on our volunteers and on grants. Our main funding source is the Reconciliation Fund of the Department of Foreign Affairs. We also depend upon grant aid for specific projects, conferences, publications and research." (from NIMMA Web site).
Nature
Registered charity.
Organisation Abstract
"The Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association, (NIMMA), was founded in 1974 as a result of a conference held at Corrymeela. It has spent the past 39 years providing country-wide support and information to couples either in or contemplating mixed marriage. In a society where sectarianism is institutionalised, NIMMA continues to lobby for the acceptance of mixed marriage, increased integrated education and wider availability of shared social housing." (from the NIMMA Web site)

Citation

Paul McLaughlin / NIMMA. (2012). We walked the walk. Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association (NIMMA)..
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 24 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2062>

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