Book Launch: Margaretta D’Arcy’s Memoir, Ireland’s Guantanamo Granny

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margaretta-d-arcy-releasedMargaretta cordially invites you to the Launch of her book Ireland’s Guantanamo Granny

Paula Meehan poet and playwright will launch the book. Her commitment in her work “To give voice to the disenfranchised everywhere”

Connolly Books

East Essex St,

Temple Bar,

Dublin 2

Feb 13th Saturday 3pm

It is a book of both questions and answers: what is a peace-loving Irish granny to do when she finds that her supposedly neutral state is allowing her local airport to be used for war and torture by the Americans? What is she to do when the Irish state refuses to listen to her concerns about breaches of neutrality and international law? Margaretta D’Arcy’s answer is to open a conversation with the state by any means necessary.

Ireland’s Guantanamo Granny is a first-hand account of D’Arcy’s struggle to open a debate on the misuse of Shannon Airport. It takes the reader on an inspiring and often bitingly funny journey from the author’s roots in the peace movement, to discovering Ireland’s dirty little secrets, through to direct action, courtroom drama and imprisonment.

‘Irelands Guantanamo Granny’ published January 2016 is a first hand account of my struggle to open a debate with the Irish State on the misuse of Shannon Airport in the Ireland by the U.S. militarily. Thus breaking Ireland’s neutrality laws. This led to my imprisonment in two Irish jails as well as causing alot of international media attention.  I am 82 years old, a veteran of Greenham Common and an original member of the Committee of 100.

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