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Eamonn MacDermott attended St Columb’s College in Derry and was arrested aged nineteen in the middle of his A Levels. He was imprisoned as a Special Category prisoner in Magilligan Prison from 1974-1976 and in the H Blocks (the Maze and Long Kesh Prison) from 1977-1992. In 1984 after the Blanket Protest he was responsible for the academic education programmes for Republican prisoners. He studied courses in Social Sciences English Literature and Science with The Open University from 1984 and gained his honours degree in 1991. After his release in 1992 he studied for an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at Magee College University of Ulster in Derry. At the time of interview in 2012 Eamonn was working as a journalist.
Metadata describing this person
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Republican
Project person ID: 006_S
Interviewee role: studied in prison, 1984-1991
Location where studied: H Blocks The Maze and Long Kesh