Rare photo of Mairin Keegan and Eamon McCann

Mairin Keegan and McCann 1970

Mairin Keegan and Eamon McCann

A front-page news story of the September 17, 1970 issue of the Irish Times informed readers of the disruption of the satirical review “A State of Chassis” at the Peacock Theatre.  The show was about the civil rights movement and growing conflict in the six counties and was written by   John D. Stewart, Tomás MacAnna and Eugene Watters.

Protesters objected to what McCann called the “abysmally ignorant” portrayal of the north and its caricature of Bernadette Devlin.

Among those taking part was Mairin Keegan, a prominent figure in the Marxist-republican organisation Saor Eire.

Further reading:

Tribute to Mairin Keegan, 1932-1972 

Video of the 1997 commemoration to Mairin on the 25th anniversary of her tragic death

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Posted on June 7, 2016, in Bernadette (Devlin) McAliskey, British state repression (general), Civil rights movement, Mairin Keegan, Partition, Public events - Ireland, Repression and resistance in 1970s and 1980s, Republicanism 1960s, Revolutionary figures, Women in republican history. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Rare photo of Mairin Keegan and Eamon McCann.

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