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    'Ballykelly Bombing', by Justene Archer. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'Ballykelly Bombing', by Justene Archer. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:Ballykelly Bombing
    Maker: Justene Archer, Focus on Families, Ballysally, Coleraine
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2013
    Size (cm): 30cm x 50cm
    Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
    Type of Textile: Arpillera

    Here, Justene portrays the aftermath of the bomb at the Droppin' Well Bar and Disco in Ballykelly, County Derry, Monday, 6th December, 1982, planted by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). A total of 17 people were killed, 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians.

    This arpillera was sewn by a participant of one of the workshops that took place as part of the associated activities during the exhibition Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles I and II, 2012/2013.

    Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
    Location: Coleraine Museum, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Deborah Stockdale

    Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
    Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 17/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
    Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 6/02/2015 - 7/03/2015

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