Kate McGettigan Interview

Kate McGettigan Interview

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Kate Mc Gettigan, a lifelong community activist, recalls growing up in a republican family in the 20s and 30s. She describes bringing up a family of twelve children. During the war her husband was interned. Kate describes her battle to get a house in Ballymurphy when the estate was just being built in the 50s. She recalls becoming involved in community activities in this period. When the conflict broke out, a number of her children were interned and imprisoned. Kate speaks about the community resistance to the British Army and, in particular, women's role in this resistance.