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Revolutionary Ireland

May 22, 2021

In this episode Lorcan Collins is joined by Blanketmen Séanna Walsh and Laurence McKeown. From 1978 the Blanket Protest escalated into the refusal to slop out and the No Wash protest. Lorcan Collins examines the reasons behind this escalation which led to Republican prisoners smearing excrement on their cell walls leading to international attention focusing on the Blanket Protest. This episode covers the years 1978 to 1980 just before the Hunger Strikes began.