Writing the No-Go Areas

Writing the 'Troubles'

By Robbie Turner –

The no-go areas were the barricaded self-governing urban districts, on both sides in the conflict, that sprung up in Belfast, Derry, and other towns during the years 1969 to 1972, of which so little has been written or indeed is known about. And yet when we look a little closer these areas provide unique insights into the people’s history of the ‘Troubles’, the everyday motivations of the conflict, which has so often alluded scholars. The story of these no-go areas is above all the story of the people who lived in them, who built the barricades, and who were affected by them. Why did they build them? What motivated them? How did they effect daily life, the ordinary, the positively mundane? And how did they fit into (even influence) the main story of Northern Ireland? And if that isn’t enough: how do Northern Ireland’s no-go areas…

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