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More likely to be in Belfast or Derry. Im not leaving the house
things are already getting bad again here, without this. Bombscares galore
Is just really sad to think that people are growing up and seeing these sort of things as normal.
Had a friend living out there for a while and he was telling me about an incident where someone just dropped a massive piece of concrete on to a policewoman's head. Not much else i can say really, hope nothing comes of it too.
they dropped a massive pavement concrete slab on his head. He hasnt been the same since.
Ive had mates of mine from years ago be killed by other guys i know. Its pretty mad to grow up with it all around you. I had friends from both sides growing up so ive seen all sides of it, and its not pretty.
Its a shame that children are being brought up in this for sure. The mindset of a good majority has changed. But there is always going to be that percentage that pass down all this to their children. Its mostly kids who start all the riots and fights around the estates. It really is very sad.
My dad was in a play there recently to do with the troubles. ''we carried your secrets'' showing different stories from everyone involved back in the day, and that its not right to pass this all to our children. As the war was then and not now.
very healing play/film!
''When is it the right time to tell your story? When is society ready to hear the truth about what really happened during ‘the troubles’? What effect will the truth have on those who hear it and those who dare to speak it?
This film chronicles the story of a unique and ground breaking form of theatrical performance called ‘Theatre of Witness’. This form of theatre gives voice to those who have been forgotten, marginalised or are invisible to wider society, helping them to deal with the ghosts that haunt their pasts. It offers heartbreak, hope, courage and healing to those involved but challenges all of us to see a different point of view.
From standing ovations to the depths of grief for those lost, this film reflects on the very personal and inspirational stories of 7 people as they come to terms with their own legacy and that of their fathers, men who were all badly affected by over thirty years of conflict in Northern Ireland. The film will be followed by filmed interview excerpts and a panel discussion. We Carried Your Secrets was commissioned by The Playhouse as part of its Peace III funded Theatre of Witness Project.''
Glad I'm a bit younger than you (and grew up in the country) so haven't experienced anything nearly as bad.
Its something that people living here just get on with. 'the norm'
It annoys me that it cant be easily fixed but things are a lot better than they were years ago (just before my time and when i was very very young)
It just annoys me because ive seen both sides from a very bitter view i understand where all the anger comes from. But things should be left in the past. Its a shame all people cant see that. I think its great the affect my dads play/ film had on people. Changing peoples minds about it and very healing those affected directly. There should be more awareness and workshops for people in estates around northern ireland. It would help a lot. Both my parents are still heavily involved in trying to make this a better place to be.
I picked it up , chased after him and gave it back. He told me to stay out of London on Friday, I asked why and he said because everybody hates me and my stupid face might ruin the wedding. Not really warranted to be honest.
you should launch a terrorist attack to compensate.
The post, not your face, obviously.
These attacks have already happened
saying that the queen should be tried for war crimes
on the basis of that, i've decided that if they successfully attack anywhere/cause harm/remember how to tie their shoelaces, it'll be more through luck than judgement
If it all goes tits up, im buggered
by the way just to let you know my band are playing this thursday in glasgow if anyone's about
Fucking friend's birthday.
I'm old enough to remember a lot of went on previously, and was actually in Omagh town centre when the bomb when off in 1998. To actually witness something ilke that, and the effect it had on my family, friends, and the entire community has stuck with me. I still occasionally have nightmares about what I saw that day. I would hope that nobody ever has to witness what I have again, but I know that will not be the case.
The fact that the recent murder of the PSNI officer happened in Omagh has brought back all kinds of bad memories.
they're warning catholics now who join the PSNI that they will be killed. Its such a joke!
Im really hoping nothing comes of this Friday. Im sorry to hear you were there at the Omagh Bombing. Im sure it was horrific.
Unless you did? ;)
Aye, Catholics in the PSNI are now classed as traitors, and are seen as legitimate targets for the dissidents. A few of my mates have joined up since the disbandment of the RUC and everytime I hear of an attack I start to worry.
I have a really good memory of what happened that day, but it's not usually a topic of conversation that comes up too often, especially when i'm back in Omagh. In fact, this is the first time i've talked about it in quite a few years.
Ive got a few mates in the PSNI too. I know what you mean about the worrying thing. I considered joining myself a few years ago but i just think its too dangerous.
You should talk about it. It would ease any feelings you've stored away about it. Im sure there must be a few. Ive seen my fair share of really mental shit too. Its crazy when we actually feel like, yeah, thats the norm. Im so glad im away from any of that now. Ive managed to lead my life away from any sectarianism for years now. I used to live in Derry and moved to Belfast. Despite what people say i really think Derry is much worse than Belfast for trouble.
But I have to agree with you, that in my experience it is quite a lot more sectarian minded than Belfast is currently.
I've talked about it to my friends and family. They know what I've seen and experienced and that is enough for me. Besides, it's a nice day, I finish work in less than an hour, and I'm heading directly to the pub, so a conversation about what happened that day is the last thing I want to get involved in at the minute.
Nice to know you care though.
I think feeling that it's sort 'the norm' can be a bit healthy, in that it doesn't induce a state of panic any time something like that happens. It's unpleasant but it's good for people not to feel too much impact on their day to day lives unless they're directly affected. Just imagine the reaction to a bombscare in England - panic rather than simply 'inconvenience'. I've always liked most people's ability to put it to one side here and not let it get in the way of everything else.