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An Archaeology of the Troubles: The dark heritage of Long Kesh/Maze prison

Laura McAtackney


Long Kesh/Maze prison was infamous as the major holding centre for paramilitary prisoners during the course of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Some of the major events of the recent conflict centred on, emanated from, and were transformed by it, including the burning of the internment camp in 1974, the protests and hunger strikes of 1980–1981, the mass escape of PIRA prisoners in 1983, and the role of prisoners in facilitating and sustaining the peace process of the 1990s. Now, over a decade after the signing of the Belfast Agreement (1998), Long Kesh/Maze remains one of the most contentious ... More

Keywords: peace process, Belfast Agreement, material culture, Long Kesh/Maze prison, Troubles, Northern Ireland, PIRA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673919
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura McAtackney, author
Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin