'Armies were everywhere with military tanks and it really seemed like a war zone everywhere '

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'Armies were everywhere with military tanks and it really seemed like a war zone everywhere '


Dolly Misra remembers their move to Northern Ireland in the 1970s and the political situation at the time.


Dolly Misra


Trinity College Dublin




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Dolly Misra

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Then eventually we moved to Northern Ireland to a small place called Limavady in County Londonderry. Before we moved to N.Ireland people in England were saying 'are you mad going to N. Ireland where a war is going on?_ヒン So we started our lives in the middle of the conflict between the two communities. Until then I didn't know the difference between the Protestants and Catholics. I had an idea that they were all Christians. Working as a Casualty Officer in the Hospital my had seen lots of violences and some of them were really very serious nature. Although Limavady was a fairly peaceful town but still there were lots of bomb scares in the shopping centre, official government buildings, police stations and the children were sending home from schools for safety. Going to Belfast or Londonderry was a nightmare. Cars were getting stolen or highjacking and there was no safety at all. Thousands of army soldiers were sent to N. Ireland to keep peace. Armies were everywhere with military tanks and it really seemed life a war zone everywhere. I can never forget the big bomings in 'Droppinwell_ヒン Restaurant at Ballykelly and the big explosions of bombs at Eglinton Pub where so many innocent people died. My husband was awarded on behalf of the army for his dedication of work by taking risk for his own life. The troubles started at 1969 and went on for a long time.




Irish Research Council for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

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