Grandfather James Stewart ..., by James

Story Title: Grandfather James Stewart had three weaknesses ...

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).

James gives an account of his family history on his father's side. His grandfather was a Protestant who supported Home Rule and was opposed to the First World War. James' father joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and fought in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and sided with De Valera during the Civil War (1922-1923). His father then experience problems obtaining employment in Belfast due to his political convictions.

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Title
Grandfather James Stewart ..., by James
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 42-43 in the book.
Language
English
Story Title
Grandfather James Stewart had three weaknesses ...
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
Stewart
Interviewee Forename(s)
James
Interviewee Gender
Male
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
James gives an account of his family history on his father's side. His grandfather was a Protestant who supported Home Rule and was opposed to the First World War. James' father joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and fought in the War of Independence (1919-1921) and sided with De Valera during the Civil War (1922-1923). His father then experience problems obtaining employment in Belfast due to his political convictions.

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). Grandfather James Stewart had three weaknesses .... Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 30 November 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2188>

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