The Duchas archive makes interview with Sarah Clarke available


Sarah Clarke was born in 1919. She talks about growing up in Co Galway, her wish to become a nun and the early years of her vocation.  She describes her teaching career in Dublin and her subsequent move to a convent in London. She took a degree in art at Chelsea Art School. Sarah recounts her growing awareness of the civil rights movement and the conflict in the north of Ireland. She describes how she became involved in human rights work on behalf of Irish people who were arrested and jailed in England and the barriers she faced. She talks about  the impact of the prevailing anti-Irish prejudice and the effect of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.  Sarah has died since this recording was made.


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