Memorial for an island at peace

By Jim Gibney (for the irish News)

Long Kesh has been at the centre of the Irish political conflict for most of its 30 years as a prison. Opened in late 1971 and closed in 2000, 25,000 republican and loyalists were held there, tens of thousands of relatives visited them, 15,000 prison warders and thousands of British soldiers detained them.

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