Two green lines…

BACK again after a break in Cyprus. Lovely, since you asked. Had a laugh at the Nicosia excursion being advertised as a trip to “the last divided capital in Europe”, where crossing the UN ‘dead zone’ of abandoned streets and homes into the Turkish-occupied area led to a strong sense of deja vu for the Northern Irish contingent on our bus… Talking of crossing borders, I have a hunch that there are a few other Northerners about to cross a different border for the first time tomorrow, when the Love Ulster parade for unionist victims of republican violence parades through Dublin. Love Ulster or not, this controversial march has certainly caught our attention. Hope it passes off peacefully, and there’s no provocation or silliness. Is anyone going, either to parade or protest? Keep us up to date!

Living History 1968-74

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime 10-week course at Stranmillis University College Belfast featuring live, in-depth interviews with leading figures from this tumultuous era in Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.

Live interviews with: Bernadette McAliskey, Austin Currie, Brid Rogers, Baroness Blood, Dennis Bradley, Baroness Paisley, Lord Kilclooney, Tim McGarry, Danny Morrison, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and others…

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