A Lonely March, by Mary Healy (story details) Deposited

Story Title: A Lonely March

Collection: Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Organisation: Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)

One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)

"In this story, Mary talks about her voluntary work to organise a peace march in Armagh as part of the wider ‘Peace People’ movement in 1976. Mary describes that, as a result of her involvement in organising the event, she received a life threatening letter from a paramilitary organisation. Mary talks about the impact of this event, but her desire to keep going. The subsequent march passed off peacefully and as Mary describes, gave people a time to be together on their streets." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.10)

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Title
A Lonely March, by Mary Healy (story details)
Description
One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
Personal account related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Date
2013
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
CAIN Abstract on Organisation: Peace People
CAIN Chronology: 10 August 1976
Peace People. (1980-). Peace by Peace, Vol.5, No.16, 3 October 1980, [Front Cover]. Peace by Peace, (Fortnightly): 1980. Belfast: Peace People. ... [5966]
Story Title
A Lonely March
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
'A Lonely March', chapter, in, Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Also available at:
http://www.storiesofcourage.net/
Interviewee Surname
Healy
Interviewee Forename(s)
Mary
Interviewee Gender
Female
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"In this story, Mary talks about her voluntary work to organise a peace march in Armagh as part of the wider ‘Peace People’ movement in 1976. Mary describes that, as a result of her involvement in organising the event, she received a life threatening letter from a paramilitary organisation. Mary talks about the impact of this event, but her desire to keep going. The subsequent march passed off peacefully and as Mary describes, gave people a time to be together on their streets." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.10)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Peacemaking; Peace Movement
Places Mentioned
Market Street, Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Organisations Mentioned
Armagh Peace People; Armagh Peace Group

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Title
Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Description
A collection of 16 personal stories, published in book format and DVD, related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
"‘UP Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland’ features diverse accounts from people who stood up to violence, discrimination or prejudice in Northern Ireland. It provides a window into often untold stories of courage that individuals have shown in the context of a divided and often violent society." (Up Standing; 2013; back cover)
Publisher
The Corrymeela Community
Date
1 May 2013
Relation
Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. 36. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Format
Document
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Stories Collected
16
Stories Deposited
9

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)
Description
"Corrymeela's mission is: embracing difference, healing division and enabling reconciliation. Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable society based on social justice, positive relationships and respect for diversity. The Corrymeela Community strives to embody these values in every aspect of our lives."
Corrymeela Web Site. (2014).
Creator
Catalogue entry created by Accounts of the Conflict based on The Corrymeela Community website.
Subject
Details of organisation which managed project(s) to compile a collection of accounts / stories of the conflict.
Date
2014
Date Formed
1965
Status
In operation (last checked 2014)
Address
8 Upper Crescent
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NT
Telephone
028 9050 8080
Email
belfast@corrymeela.org
Work
Counselling; support group; cross-community relations

Citation

The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.. (2013). A Lonely March. The Corrymeela Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 24 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2133>

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