Our love encourages respect, by Stephen and Sharon (story details) Deposited

Story Title: Our love encourages respect

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

Personal accounts, based on a joint interview, by a couple who are in a mixed marriage. Their story was published in the book 'Mixed Emotions'.

"Stephen and Sharon live in a small village in the Fermanagh lakelands. They have been married for five years. Stephen, whose father was killed in the 'Poppy Day' bombing of Enniskillen, has suffered severe ill-health as a direct result of being in the same explosion. Sharon, whose Mum died only days before this interview, works in retail in the town. They make a strong team that faces the future with hope and humour." NIMMA. (2012; p.51).

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Title
Our love encourages respect, by Stephen and Sharon (story details)
Description
Personal accounts, based on a joint interview, by a couple who are in a mixed marriage. Their story was published in the book 'Mixed Emotions'.
Creator
Paul McLaughlin / NIMMA
Publisher
Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association (NIMMA).
Date
2012
Relation
See also:
Moorhead, Joanna. (2012). 'Love across the divide', The Guardian, (3 November 2012), <http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/03/enniskillen-bomb-anniversary-gault-killed>
Story Title
Our love encourages respect
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)
Stephen; and Sharon
Language Spoken
English
Interviewee Gender
Male; and Female
Religion
Protestant; and Catholic
Home Address
County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Northern Ireland; and Republic of Ireland
Conflict Victim
Victim
Physical Injury
Stephen was injured by the Enniskillen Bomb; developed psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Mental Trauma
Stephen suffered depression, sleep deprivation and anxiety.
Victim 1
Samuel Gault
Relationship Victim 1
Son
ID Victim 1
2755
Status
Civilian
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
"Stephen and Sharon live in a small village in the Fermanagh lakelands. They have been married for five years. Stephen, whose father was killed in the 'Poppy Day' bombing of Enniskillen, has suffered severe ill-health as a direct result of being in the same explosion. Sharon, whose Mum died only days before this interview, works in retail in the town. They make a strong team that faces the future with hope and humour." NIMMA. (2012; p.51).
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Bombing
Dates Mentioned
8 November 1987 [1980s]
Events Mentioned
Enniskillen Bomb (8 November 1987)
Places Mentioned
Enniskillen [County Fermanagh, 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). Our love encourages respect. Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association (NIMMA)..
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 24 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2068>

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