The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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An agreement to set up an Independent International Commission on Decommissioning is signed by the B


Northern Star

After the ‘botched birth’ of the 1798 rebellion, Henry Joy McCracken struggles to compose his last address to the people of Belfast before he hangs, and recalls the seven ages of his life, from youthful idealism to disillusionment and despair. Each age is presented in the style of a famous Irish writer, including Boucicault, Behan and Beckett. In the end, his last words are drowned out by the thump of a

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