Arrests and Internment in the 1970s

Wednesday 17 August, 1.00pm • Performance Area • FREE

In August 1971, internment without trial was re-introduced in Northern Ireland to clamp down on paramilitary activity. The consequences were counterproductive and served to heighten sectarian tensions. The legacy of internment and its aftermath polarised communities, but imprisonment and its effects on individuals, families and communities generated shared experiences across traditional divides.

In this panel discussion, a group of ex-prisoners share stories from their own troubled times, and the hopes they have for the future.

*panellists to be announced in due course

This project has been funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.


Bookings are closed for this event.