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Remembering the Troubles

Remembering the Troubles

These oral histories detail the ordinary activist – those from working-class backgrounds who, in contrast to the revolutionary élite, rarely recorded their thoughts in letters, diaries or memoirs. Continue reading

Joanne Hayes – a story to frighten

Joanne Hayes – a story to frighten

Sometimes a series of events can be so unusual and improbable that factual information becomes stranger than fiction so that a bizarre story trumps one’s wildest imaginings. This applies in spades to the strange story of Joanne Hayes from Abbeydorney … Continue reading