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Story Title: John Connolly Interview

Collection: Aftermath (collection)
Organisation: Diversity Challenges (organisation)

Video recording of interview with John Connolly which was recorded as part of the Aftermath Project. The project was undertaken by Diversity Challenges (lead partner).
Video credits: Director, Laurence McKeown; Director of Photography, Damian Purcell; Camera, Patrick Purcell; Edit, Damian Purcell, Patrick Purcell, Laurence McKeown; Produced by Recordit, Toberdoney Studio 2013.

John Connolly gives an account of joining the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as a 16 year old boy. Being sentenced and joining the blanket protest while in the Maze Long Kesh prison. He also relates having to move to Dundalk, Republic of Ireland.

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Title
Untitled Story, by John Connolly (story details)
Description
Video recording of interview with John Connolly which was recorded as part of the Aftermath Project. The project was undertaken by Diversity Challenges (lead partner).
Video credits: Director, Laurence McKeown; Director of Photography, Damian Purcell; Camera, Patrick Purcell; Edit, Damian Purcell, Patrick Purcell, Laurence McKeown; Produced by Recordit, Toberdoney Studio 2013.
Creator
Aftermath Project
Subject
Personal accounts / stories related to the Northern Ireland conflict
Source
http://aftermath-ireland.com/portfolio/john-connolly-interview/
Publisher
Diversity Challenges
Date
2013
Relation
The video interview is also available on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvYn_zjb1XU#t=13
The audio track from the interview is also available as a separate file:
http://aftermath-ireland.com/exhibition/audio-interviews/
Format
Video; MP4 Format (.mp4)
Audio track available as a separate file:
Audio; MP3 Format Sound (.mp3)
Language
English
Story Title
John Connolly Interview
Story Available
Yes; video recording available on-line
Story Format
Video recording (11 minutes 16 seconds)
Story Source
The video recording is available on the Aftermath website:
http://aftermath-ireland.com/portfolio/john-connolly-interview/
The video interview is also available on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvYn_zjb1XU#t=13
The audio track from the interview is available as a separate file:
http://aftermath-ireland.com/exhibition/audio-interviews/
The audio file is also made available on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/joe-obloggs/jc-interview-1
Interviewee Surname
Connolly
Interviewee Forename(s)
John
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Catholic
Home Address
Dundalk, County Louth, Republic of Ireland
Marital Status
Married
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Previous Address
Beechmount Avenue, west Belfast, Northern Ireland
Status
Former member of Irish Republican Army (IRA), Republican Paramilitary
Published Format
Video; and audio (on website)
Story Abstract
John Connolly gives an account of joining the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as a 16 year old boy. Being sentenced and joining the blanket protest while in the Maze Long Kesh prison. He also relates having to move to Dundalk, Republic of Ireland.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Paramilitary Groups; The Border
Dates Mentioned
1981 [1980s]
Events Mentioned
Hunger Strike (1981)
Organisations Mentioned
Irish Republican Army (IRA)

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Title
Aftermath (collection)
Description

"The AFTERMATH Project uses discussion and creative, artistic approaches to story-telling and life stories to highlight the issues and needs of the participants drawn from the target groups. The AFTERMATH Project is not a campaigning or lobbying group on behalf of victims/survivors or displaced persons. It does not hold a view on the politics or morality of the conflict in and about Northern Ireland or in other countries. It is inclusive, and works with participants to highlight their issues and needs and to offer support and advice where possible." (from Aftermath website)
The Aftermath Project was carried out by Diversity Challenges in partership with The Integration Centre, the County Museum Dundalk, and the Rural Community Network. The project received funding from Co Louth Peace and Reconciliation Partnership for support under the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation 2007-2013.
The Aftermath Project recorded a number of video and audio interviews. It also compiled an exhibition which was shown in 2013 and 2014.

Creator
Diversity Challenges (lead partner)
Source
http://aftermath-ireland.com/exhibition/film/
Publisher
Diversity Challenges
Date
2013
Stories Collected
20 video interviews; and 1 audio interview. [Of the 20 video interviews, 9 also have copies of their audio tracks available as separate files.]

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Title
Diversity Challenges (organisation)
Description
"Diversity Challenges is a company limited by guarantee (NI50064) and is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity Ref NoXR74395. It was founded in 2001 to facilitate change in a number of Cultural groups in Ireland. Diversity Challenges is a member of the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience." (From Diversity Challenges website)
Diversity Challenges has run two recent story-telling projects: Aftermath; and The Green and Blue Across the Thin Line (details of these two projects are contained in the Accounts archive).
Creator
"Diversity Challenges carries out its work through a Coordinator Will Glendinning." (From Diversity Challenges website)
Format
Website
Language
English
Date Formed
2001
Status
Active (last checked 2014)
Address
31 Bessbrook Road Markethill Armagh BT60 1RJ
Telephone
0044 (0)2837507219
0044 (0)7710174754
Email
w.o.m.glen@btinternet.com
Funder
"It has received funding from a number of bodies, trusts and agencies. Diversity Challenges is currently supported from:
PEACE III County Louth Peace and Reconciliation Partnership for support under the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation 2007-2013 AFTERMATH
PEACE III - Green & Blue Across the thin line." (From Diversity Challenges website)
Work
"To assist culturally specific groups in integrating community relations principles and considerations within all aspects of their work." (From Diversity Challenges website)
Organisation Abstract
Diversity Challenges has worked on a number of projects. Diversity Challenges has run two recent story-telling projects: Aftermath which resulted in 30 recorded interviews; and The Green and Blue Across the Thin Line which resulted in a collection of 39 stories.

Citation

Aftermath Project. (2013). John Connolly Interview. Diversity Challenges.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2606>

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Aftermath (website details)


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