a packed gala event in the Europa Hotel the Ballymurphy Massacre
families fought of stiff competition to win the 2011 Aisling
award for Outstanding Achievement in Culture and Arts
the award John Teggart representing the families said:
behalf of the families, I would like to thank everyone who nominated
the Ballymurphy Massacre Play and all the of volunteers who
made the play possible.
like to particularly thank the Writer, Brenda Murphy, Director,
Palm Brighton, and all of the hugely talented actors for bringing
our story to life.
were truly taken aback by how successful the play was at telling
said many times that our story is not a political one. Our story
is a human story of loss, suffering, tragedy and the search
Aisling Awards is all about celebrating unsung heroes. I would
like to dedicate this award to 11 heroes of mine.
Father Hugh Mullan, Frank Quinn, Noel Phillips, Joan Connolly,
My Father Danny Teggart, Joseph Murphy, Eddie Doherty, John
Laverty, Joseph Corr, Pat McCarthy and John McKerr.
will continue to fight for truth and justice for our heroes.
believe that we, like all victims, have the right to know the
truth about how our loved ones died.
the families will not be deterred until all our loved ones are
continue to support our campaign for truth and justice. Thank
le Teaghlaigh Shléacht Bhaile Uí Mhurchú
Ballymurphy -The Aftermath
A Play about
the events of the Massacre
of those killed and their families who have organised the research
and the lobbying that has brought this event to public attention.
believe that by putting the event on record it will force the
British to admit its wrong doings of 1971 and lead to an apology
from those responsible. The play will tell this story.
is written by Brenda Murphy, Directed by Pam Brighton and Designed
by Danny Devenny.