Tess Cahill Interview

Tess Cahill Interview

Tess Cahill

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Tess Cahill was born in 1930 and was raised on Brown Street in Belfast by a foster family. She talks about her husband Frank and his internment and two other times he was arrested. She explains moving to a house in Ballymurphy and her reactions to the new neighbourhood. She describes struggling to pay the rent and bills and how the community helped each other. When Frank was interned, a sponsor family from Dublin helped them financially. Tess describes how the Ballymurphy community came together during the Troubles. She then describes Frank’s illness and how his death affected the family. She ends by telling stories of some of her friends and neighbours.