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Seán Lynch grew up in Lisnaskea County Fermanagh and left school at fifteen. He gained four O Levels at Technical College before starting work in the building trade. He was imprisoned in 1986 in the Republican Wings of the H Blocks (the Maze and Long Kesh Prison) and in the early 1990s studied courses in Social Sciences and Women’s Studies with The Open University. He was Education Officer and then Officer in charge of the Republican prisoners in the 1990s and located in the Gaeltacht Wings of the H Blocks. He also studied A Level Irish and trained as a Yoga teacher. After his release in 1998 he was instrumental in founding an Irish Language school in Fermanagh and taught Yoga. At the time of interview in 2011 he was Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing Fermanagh and South Tyrone at the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Metadata describing this person
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Republican
Project person ID: 036_S
Interviewee role: studied in prison, early 1990s
Location where studied: H Blocks The Maze and Long Kesh