"Sixteen of Us in One Small House"

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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The Catholic Goodfellow family were evicted from 11 Kinnard Park, Caledon, where they had been squatting. Mrs Goodfellow describes the eviction.

  • Title
    Interview with Mrs. Goodfellow
  • 1st Broadcast
    27/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Proinsias Ó Conluain (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:31
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Day To Day
  • Clip title
    "Sixteen of Us in One Small House"
  • Extended description

    Shortly after the Goodfellow family were evicted, the house next door, 9 Kinnard Park, was allocated to the unmarried Protestant Emily Beatty.

    Mrs Goodfellow tells Proinsias Ó Conluain about her dealings with Dungannon Rural Council and her family's eviction. Mrs. Goodfellow talks about the unfair allocation of housing between Protestants and Catholics, and her experiences of squatting in protest against such inequalities.

    Mrs. Goodfellow recounts how she was thrown out of her house with a seven week old baby, a three and a five year old. At the moment she is living in a house with 15 others. Mrs. Goodfellow refutes claims that she or her husband has any political affiliation or link to the IRA.

  • Information

    A RTÉ report for 'Day to Day' examining housing injustices in Northern Ireland.

    This report by Proinsias Ó Conluain was broadcast on 27 August 1969. 'Day to Day' was a daily diary on RTÉ Radio of people of interest, places of note and events to watch.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Caledon Protest, Proinsias Ó Conluain, Mrs Goodfellow, 1968, Caledon
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Caledon, Tyrone
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LA000401
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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