The Armagh Women The Story of Protests in Armagh Women’s Prison

Gerry Adams, Richard McAuley

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Armagh gaol was Northern Ireland’s only female prison during the Troubles.

The number of female political prisoners grew from two in 1971 to more than 100 between 1972 and 1976.

As a result of the overcrowded conditions, prisoners were often housed two to a cell during the early 1970s.

Prisoners at the gaol took part in no wash protests in order to demand the reinstatement of political status which was withdrawn by the British Government in 1976.

Three women in the gaol took part in the 1980 hunger strike.

The gaol was closed in 1986, when all prisoners were transferred to Maghaberry Prison.

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