CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
4 - 6 JUNE
Most historians agree that if the conflict known as the Northern Ireland Troubles began in one time and place, it was the civil rights march in Derry on 5th October 1968. When the banned march went ahead, police turned water cannon on the protestors and beat them with batons. 50 years later, Enda McClafferty hears testimony from people who were on the march, those who were opposed, and those who remember the conditions and atmosphere in Derry in the weeks beforehand. This is more than a radio documentary – it is part of an important social history archive available to future generations.