Martin Doyle: The Troubles in My Home Place

Date Monday 10 June 2024
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PricePay What You Decide - Recommended Price £12.50

In conversation with Allison Morris

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Martin Doyle: The Troubles in My Home Place


Join Martin Doyle to discuss his intimate history of the Troubles in Dirty Linen: The Troubles in my Home Place. 

Viewing the conflict through the microcosm of a single rural parish, his own, part of both the Linen Triangle - heartland of the North’s defining industry - and the Murder Triangle - the Badlands devastated by paramilitary violence.

He lifts the veil of silence drawn over the horrors of the past, recording in heartrending detail the terrible toll the conflict took more than twenty violent deaths in a few square miles - and the long tail of trauma left behind. 


Martin Doyle is Books Editor of The Irish Times, where he has worked since 2007. He is a former Editor of The Irish Post in London, where he worked from 1992 to 2001, and also worked for The Times in London from 2001-2006. He is the author of Dirty Linen: The Troubles in My Own Place (Merrion Press, 2023) which was shortlisted for Irish Nonfiction Book of the Year. He has essays in The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices, edited by Paul McVeigh (Unbound, 2021) and A Handbook of the Northern Ireland Troubles and peace process, edited by Laura McAtackney and Máirtín Ó Catháin (Routledge, 2023). He edited A History of The Irish Post in 2000 to mark the newspaper’s 30th anniversary. He was also an extra in Father Ted.

Allison Morris is an award winning crime and security correspondent with over 20 years experience. Currently a correspondent and columnist with the Belfast Telegraph.

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