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Women In Conflict A Female's Experience
In most conflicts, the involvement of women is largely ignored or not well known, the recent Northern Irish conflict is no different. As violence raged across the city, the backbone of the community were the women of Belfast. This is the true and uncensored story of the women of Ireland in the recent Conflict. As many struggled to raise their families in an increasingly violent environment, massive unemployment, social deprivation and high rates of poverty controlling their daily lives, others consciously chose to directly involve themselves in the conflict. This is an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of those troubled times from a women’s perspective.
Meet with a female ex-political prisoner for your private taxi tour, explore the streets of West Belfast, stop at the most famous murals and learn the stories behind them and, immerse yourself in recent history of the conflict from a female perspective.
Hear about the breaking of the Falls Road curfew by the determined local women who challenged the might of the British Army, the women and children who died as a result of the use of rubber and plastic bullets. Personal recollections of conditions in Armagh women’s Gaol, from the physical and mental abuse suffered by those incarcerated under the Diplock court system, the Hunger strikes, the No-Wash Protest’ and the transition to civilian life on release. Some returned to family life, some entered politics, and others returned to their former lives as combatants.
On this tour we will visit The Lower Falls area, Bobby Sands Memorial, The Peace Wall, Bombay Street. The Conard Monastery, The International Wall, Rubber Bullets Victims Memorial, Milltown Cemetery and, The Women’s Garden of Remembrance at The Roddy McCorley Society grounds.
As this tour is carried out in a regular fully licenced taxi the numbers are restricted. If you are traveling in a group larger than four, please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate you.