The Northern Ireland conflict, also known just as ‘The Troubles’ was a period of political unrest in Northern Ireland, which lasted approximately 30 years.They were finally over in 1998 when the Good Friday Agreement was signed and peace was declared.The conflict didn’t just affect people in Northern Ireland and many times spilled over the border into the Republic of Ireland and also the British mainland.Although officially at peace, violence still continues in Northern Ireland from time-to-time on a small scale basis by dissident paramilitary groups.The main issues surrounding the ‘Troubles’ were the ownership and ruling of Northern Ireland and relationship of the people, who were made up from either Protestant or Roman Catholic communities.Protestants were related to Loyalism and Unionism, where-as Roman Catholics were relative to Republicianism and Nationalism.

If you would like to read more about the history of Northern Ireland and how the conflict came about, ‘flashpoints’ explains it in detail.

Were You Affected By The Troubles?

Do you have a story about the Northern Ireland Troubles that you would like to share with other readers of Northern Ireland Travel.Your story can be about everything and anything related to the 30 years of trouble in Northern Ireland. You might have met someone special, been injured or saw something funny taking place.Whatever your memories and experiences, you can share them with us. You can also leave comments on other people’s stories about the Troubles. Maybe when you read through the stories, you can relate to them or maybe you were part of them in some way.Don’t be shy!

Stories That Other People Have Shared

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