Ref NoPOL35/21/670
TitleCan You Keep a Secret? Family Life with a Secret Peacemaker
DescriptionA public interview between Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh and members of Brendan Duddy's family. The interview was organised to launch the Brendan Duddy Digital Archive on 25th October 2016. Its title was 'Can You Keep a Secret? Family Life with a Secret Peacemaker', and it was held in NUI Galway's Hardiman Research Building. The interviews offer insight into the personal reality of Duddy's work, focusing on their memories of the Hunger Strikes negotiations (10:00), the 1975 talks (16:00), the beginning of the 1974 cease-fire negotiations (22:30), the beginnings of the archive (29:30), Bobby Sands' death (37:50), and logistical difficulties in the Hunger Strikes negotiations (42:30). It is part of the Duddy Digital Archive, and can be viewed at
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CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/13Duddy; Brendan (1936-); Mr.; Intermediary, Pacifist, Businessman, Key figure in Northern Ireland Peace Process1936-
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