THE QUEEN IN IRELAND - WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
Posted at 26-06-2012 by: The StoryVault Team
If you are too young to remember the Good Friday Agreement and the Troubles in Northern Ireland, then you may be wondering why all the fuss about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visiting Northern Ireland this week and - even more amazing - shaking the hand of former IRA commander Martin McGuinness. Those who remember those times - which included the killing of the Queen's cousin Lord Mountbatten - are astonished that this day has arrived. There are a number of illuminating and dramatic first-hand witness accounts of the Northern Ireland Troubles on StoryVault, but maybe the best insight comes from Gabrielle Tierney, who tells what it was like to grow up in Derry - and who had her own first-hand experience of the trauma. Look her up - under her name or any of the obvious key-words - and see.