ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE:
MARY MCINTYRE
Interviewed by Richard West
Location: Artist's home, Belfast
Date: February 2014

Still taken from: 'Art of the Troubles - Mary McIntyre'

Still taken from: 'Art of the Troubles - Mary McIntyre'

Chapter 2:

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Chapter 2 Synopsis:

  • Earliest memory is of being in a bomb blast.
  • Remembers having to look for incendiary devices.
  • Contradictory response from Loyalists who would attack bar and help clean it up.
  • Went to Catholic grammar school, felt viewed as a second class citizen.
  • Stoical attitude in family, and had self-respect.
  • Family not overtly political.
  • Fear wasn't an option but were wary.
  • Father's Uncle had a bar that was burnt out by one of his employees.

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