IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANNE – STORIES OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN EX-PRISONERS !

I am in the process of reading this book compiled by the ex P.O.W.’s from Armagh Gaol and i must say it is a great read
Stories from the girls are so uplifting in how they were like a family and stuck together through thick ans thin
I know a lot of men were imprisoned also 
but the story of Madge Mc Conville is a story in itself,
Evelyn Gilroy’s is so heartbreaking it is unbelievable
Some of the older women had 4 or 5 wains left behind when lifted
Babies were also born in Armagh Gaol

This is a book that needed to be written so as the women again do not disappear into history

I suggest to all the friends if you want to read about the sacrifices of the women during the struggle 

READ THIS BOOK

ALTHOUGH I AM AWARE THAT SOME WOMEN DID NOT GIVE THEIR STORIES FOR THEIR OWN REASONS

Any that feel the need are welcome to tell it here as i know of a few myself that may not have been included for whatever reasons

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Magilligan Ex Pows

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10 comments on “IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ANNE – STORIES OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN EX-PRISONERS !

  1. jackie mc cool says:

    am an xpow who went into armagh in 1983 6wks pregnant , kept my baby till she was 14months i was sentenced after 2and half yrs to 10 yrs when i got out i left my mum and aunt behind as they got sentenced to life .we were inla prisoners and none of us knew about this book i no this wasnt intentionaly done but i think as three generations in armagh this should have been recorded as i believe this is the first time in irish history that 3 gen have been in jail at the same time. my name then was jackie moore my mum anna and my aunte pat . my baby is called dominique [after dominic maglinchy].

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