I knew something had happened to Brian, by Margaret

Story Title: I knew something had happened to Brian

Collection: Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Organisation: An Crann / The Tree (organisation)

One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).

An account by Margaret McKinney of how her son Brian was abducted, killed and secretly buried by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1978. Brian was one of The Disappeared and his body was only recovered in June 1999.

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Title
I knew something had happened to Brian, by Margaret
Description
One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Publisher
Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Format
Text; pages 12-13 in the book.
Language
English
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: Brian McKinney
CAIN: Issues: Violence: Details of 'the Disappeared'
Story Title
I knew something had happened to Brian
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
An Crann / The Tree. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Interviewee Surname
McKinney
Interviewee Forename(s)
Margaret
Interviewee Gender
Female
Religion
Catholic
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Victim 1
Brian McKinney
Relationship Victim 1
Mother
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
An account by Margaret McKinney of how her son Brian was abducted, killed and secretly buried by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in 1978. Brian was one of The Disappeared and his body was only recovered in June 1999.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
The Disappeared
Dates Mentioned
25 May 1978 [1970s]
Places Mentioned
Andersonstown, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Organisations Mentioned
Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Description
'Bear in Mind' is a book containing 84 stories related to 'the Troubles'
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Stories of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Publisher
An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Rights
Stories are copyright of the individual contributors (2000).
Format
Book
Language
English
Identifier
An Crann. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press / An Crann The Tree.
ISBN 1 873687 13 3
Stories Collected
84

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
An Crann / The Tree (organisation)
Description
"Founded in 1994, An Crann / The Tree was an arts-based, charitable organisation ‘dedicated to providing a space in which people can tell - and hear - the splintered, complex, often contradictory stories of the ‘Troubles’ as part of a process which contributes not only to the ethos of peace, healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, but also to building a more inclusive, rounded story of the conflict.’ [from organisational literature]." Kelly, G. (2005).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Personal Accounts / Story-Telling related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Relation
CAIN Bibliography: List of An Crann publications
Date Formed
1994
Status
No longer exists (project ended in 2004?).
Work
Recording and Exhibiting Stories; story-telling.

Citation

An Crann / The Tree. (2000). I knew something had happened to Brian. Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 24 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2168>

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