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Down North: Reflections of Ballymurphy and the early Troubles Ciaran de Baroid

Down North: Reflections of Ballymurphy and the early Troubles

Ciaran de Baroid

Published April 24th 2015
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275 pages
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A first-hand account of life in a Belfast war zone. In April 1972 the author left his native Cork and moved to Belfasts Ballymurphy, an IRA stronghold then embroiled in a low-intensity war with the British army. The following morning he woke up to aMoreA first-hand account of life in a Belfast war zone. In April 1972 the author left his native Cork and moved to Belfasts Ballymurphy, an IRA stronghold then embroiled in a low-intensity war with the British army. The following morning he woke up to a gun battle. Down North tells the story of the next four years. It is told with earthy candour, insight, empathy and, above all, humour.This book illustrates - with poignancy and humour - how individuals and communities resisted a period of intense military occupation. Gerry Adams.If Brendan Behan had lived here, then this is how he might have written it. Andersonstown News.A fireside view of day-to-day life in the most hazardous of times... Down North is a book for all seasons. Irish News.