Armagh Stories (2015)

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This documentary film tells the stories of some of those who passed through the gates of Armagh Gaol, the mainly female prison that operated during the conflict in Northern Ireland / the North of Ireland. Using protocols of co-ownership, inclusivity and life-storytelling, the film includes prison staff, prisoners, teachers, a solicitor, doctor and chaplain. The film has been screened internationally and locally, where it has been used by community groups to facilitate discussions on how to address the legacy of a violent past.

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58 minutes


Mary Doyle | Josie Dowds | Pat Jess | Jenny Meegan | Jennifer McCann | Patricia Moore | Mgr Raymond Murray | Daphne Scroggie | William (Plum) Smith | Jacqueline Upton | Mary Wilson | Elizabeth Woodcraft | Dr Oliver Woods


Director: Cahal McLaughlin | Production Manager: Lorraine Dennis | Camera: Michael Doyle and Deirdre Noonan | Runner: Rian McLaughlin Holland | Editors: Amy Moore and Glenn Gallagher | Post-Production Assistance: Jolene Mairs | Sound Composition: Gerard Gormley | Thanks to: Armagh City and Borough Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Community Relations Council NI, Queen’s University Belfast


This film is copyrighted. For queries on screening, please contact [email protected]