When I arrived in the H-Blocks in 1978 ..., by Tommy

Story Title: When I arrived in the H-Blocks in 1978 ...

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).

Tommy, a former Republican prisoner, gives an account of what the prison protests were about.

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Title
When I arrived in the H-Blocks in 1978 ..., by Tommy
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 28-20 in the book.
Language
English
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Story Title
When I arrived in the H-Blocks in 1978 ...
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
McKearney
Interviewee Forename(s)
Tommy
Interviewee Gender
Male
Age
48 (in 2000)
Religion
Catholic
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Current Occupation
Freelance journalist
Status
Former Republican Paramilitary; Former member Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Story Abstract
Tommy, a former Republican prisoner, gives an account of what the prison protests were about.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Prison
Dates Mentioned
1978 [1970s]
Places Mentioned
The Long Kesh Prison / The Maze Prison; the H-Blocks

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). When I arrived in the H-Blocks in 1978 .... Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 27 November 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2179>

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Bear in Mind (book details)


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