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    Ireland: borders and borderlines

    O'Callaghan, Cian and Gilmartin, Mary (2016) Ireland: borders and borderlines. Soundings: A journal of politics and culture, 64. pp. 64-70. ISSN 0038-1861

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    The troubled history of Derry-Londonderry is still visible in the city. A map on the riverside directs visitors to the Bloody Sunday Memorial and the H Block Monument, while the Peace Bridge, opened in 2011, physically and symbolically links the largely unionist ‘Waterside’ with the largely nationalist ‘Cityside’. One of the outcomes of the peace process has been to dismantle many of the hard borders that used to divide communities both within the North and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the South. On an average weekend the city is filled with pedestrians from both sides of the border. The easy movement between these jurisdictions is now an everyday reality for these communities. The Peace Bridge became a focal point for events during the City of Culture Celebrations in 2013, the River Foyle thus becoming ‘a route rather than barrier - a place where events occur rather than a liminal space between two sides of the city’.1 On either side of the bridge there is a plaque recognising the support of European Regional Development Fund. It is one of many visible signs of EU involvement in the recent development of the city...

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: 21st century; Great Britain; Foreign relations; Northern Ireland; Politics and government;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 11543
    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Gilmartin
    Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 16:18
    Journal or Publication Title: Soundings: A journal of politics and culture
    Publisher: Penn State University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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