Music From the Blocks

The Jailtacht The people serving time in Long Kesh Prison, Belfast enjoyed a freedom to speak the Irish language, a freedom not permitted in many British prisons during the Troubles. H-blocks, in Long Kesh, the section of the prison where Republican inmates were kept, became known as the Jailtacht (a play on Gaeltacht – an Irish speaking region). It was a cultural revival as inmates would spend most of their…

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