Daniel Berrigan Walt Whitman Martin Sheen Nick Virgilio Edwina Gateley Mother Theresa Thich Naht Hahn Mairead Corrigan Mick Maloney Eugene O’Donnell Barbara Dever Harry Reasoner Othmar Carli Sister Peg Hynes Cesar Chavez Eileen Egan Paddy Doherty Michael Flatley Tommy Sands Lester Conner Father Des Wilson
FAMOUS FACES AT SACRED HEART
Paddy Doherty was the final authority in Free Derry, the nationalist enclave of the city which seceded from the control of the British state and the Stormont Government in 1969. That revolt, and the civil-rights marches that preceded it, constituted one of the greatest popular uprisings in twentieth-century Ireland and set in train a series of events which ended with the abolition of the corrupt and undemocratic Stormont regime.
In his book, Paddy Bogside, Paddy tells the dramatic story of conflict in the rebel city, and the control he needed to prevent the chaotic passions of the nationalist community from boiling over into murderous violence. He describes the part played by John Hume, Bernadette Devlin and others who shot to international prominence during the crisis years of the late 1960’s .