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Explore Your Archive - Everyday Life in the Irish Borderlands

Date
Nov 22 2017
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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast,
T: 028 9053 4800
E: proni@communities-ni.gov.uk

Lorraine Dennis will give a presentation on life in the Irish Borderlands as part of Explore ...

Lorraine Dennis will give a presentation on life in the Irish Borderlands as part of Explore Your Archive Week.

The meaning of the Irish border, as a symbol of division of the Ireland, is emotive for many who inhabit the island, and indeed for many who do not. But for those who lived in its vicinity when partition separated north and south in the 1920s, the political boundary had a very different meaning, as they dealt with the practical impacts it had on their everyday lives.

Drawing on research from PRONI's archives, amongst other sources, the ordinary efforts of dealing with the border in some of the many guises it presented itself will be explored: as a territorial frontier, as a trade barrier, as a smuggling route, dividing services and challenging cultural connections.

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