Irish Art and Literature During the Troubles (1968-1998)

Nella Principe-Nelson


Why such harsh words? Why such harsh drawings, paintings and photographs from the time period (1960s – 1990s) in Ireland known as The Troubles? Beginning with the situation that inspired this type of protesting expression, a troublesome period arose in which the constitutional status of Northern Ireland became an issue. Along with this, clashes erupted between the mainly-Protestant Unionists and mainly-Catholic Nationalists. This gave way to violent times. The violence included political, military (and paramilitary) groups, as well as British Security Forces. Three decades of violence and terror reigned, in which individual citizens of Ireland were personally affected. . . .

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