The Modern Conflict
No rural area in Ireland, north or south, has borne witness to the recent conflict to the same degree and intensity as South Armagh.
At the turn of the century, emerging political factions sowed their seeds in South Armagh. The fledging Republican movement, which would evolve into Sinn Fein, had a rally on the summit of Sliabh Gullion. The area remained a hotbed of political and military activity throughout the War of Independence, partition and the years of conflict that followed.
When the most recent conflict commenced, South Armagh became a fierce battleground between Irish Republicans and British Forces. The South Armagh, North Louth and South Monaghan area was rarely out of the forefront of the freedom struggle.
The tour shall provide insight and analysis as to why the conflict was so intense and sustained in this region.