As tension continues in Northern Ireland on the eve of the planned Orange Order weekend celebrations, some families from the trouble spots have been housed at an Air Corps base at Gormanstown, South of the Border in Eire.
GV Refugees outside army huts
CU Soldier at camp entrance
CU Flag & sign(2 shots)
SV Women & Children in camp
SV PAN Children play officer watches
CU PAN Children
SV Family near hut
SV INT. Family in hut
CU Portable cooking stove
CU Young boy
SV & CU INT. Irish Red Cross worker distributing clothes
CU Garments on trestles
SV Women looking at clothes
CU & SV Soldier with children on bench
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Background: As tension continues in Northern Ireland on the eve of the planned Orange Order weekend celebrations, some families from the trouble spots have been housed at an Air Corps base at Gormanstown, South of the Border in Eire.
The Government of the Irish Republic has made available huts at the camp for more than 250 women and children from the North.
Normally, only about 20 Air force personnel live at the camp, but now the facilities are being used to cope with the families. For some of the arrivals it is not their first visit--several of the families came to Gormanstown during violent outbreaks in Belfast earlier in the year. Food is being provided by the Government and the Irish Red Cross is distributing clothes and other supplies to those in need.
Troops at the camp are quickly making friends with the children. For these Northern Irish families a stay at the camp in Eire is a pleasant change from the grim realities of life in the troubled cities of Ulster.