The people's taxis, by Jim Neeson (story details)

Story Title: The people's taxis

Collection: Belfast Taxis Community Interest Company
Organisation: Dúchas oral history archive (collection) [NC]

An oral history recorded by Belfast Taxis CIC, in partnership with the Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.

Jim Neeson describes some experiences as a black taxi driver in Belfast during the conflict.

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Title
The people's taxis, by Jim Neeson (story details)
Description
An oral history recorded by Belfast Taxis CIC, in partnership with the Dúchas oral history archive, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.
Creator
Belfast Taxis CIC, and Dúchas
Publisher
Dúchas oral history archive
Date
2014
Format
Text
Language
English
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: Padraig O Cleirigh
Story Title
The people's taxis
Story Available
Not on-line. Story available in published book and in the Dúchas oral history archive.
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
n.a. (2014). Living Through The Conflict: Belfast oral histories. Belfast: Dúchas oral history archive.
Interviewee Surname
Neeson
Interviewee Forename(s)
Jim
Interviewee Gender
Male
Age
74 (in 2014)
Religion
Catholic
Birth Country
Scotland
Victim 1
Padraig Ó Cleirigh
Relationship Victim 1
Friend
Current Occupation
Retired
Occupation during conflict
Taxi driver
Status
Civilian
Published Format
Document
Story Abstract
Jim Neeson describes some experiences as a black taxi driver in Belfast during the conflict.
Places Mentioned
Castle Street [Belfast, Northern Ireland]
Specific Deaths Mentioned
Padraig Ó Cleirigh (2 February 1992) ['Paddy Clarke']

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Title
Belfast Taxis Community Interest Company

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Title
Dúchas oral history archive (collection) [NC]
Description
"The Dúchas project was developed by Falls Community Council in 1999 to record the experience of the conflict in nationalist West Belfast through oral history accounts." (Kelly, 2005; p.54)
Between 2012 and 2014 Dúchas worked in partnership with a number of groups to record oral history accounts related to the conflict, as part of the Pieces of the Past project.
Creator
Falls Community Council
Subject
A collection of recordings of personal accounts of life in west Belfast during the period of the conflict.
Date
1999
Coverage
1969 to present day.
Address
Falls Community Council
275-277 Falls Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland
BT12 6FD
Stories Collected
100 in Dúchas archive (another 150 stories in the process of being archived)

Citation

Belfast Taxis CIC, and Dúchas. (2014). The people's taxis. Dúchas oral history archive.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 24 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2669>

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