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The Story of Minnie Clarke

Experience life in Crossmaglen by spending the day with Minnie Clarke.

Documentary 1980 17 mins


Meet Minnie Clarke a remarkable woman working to improve provision for the significant number of disabled people in Crossmaglen. In this edition of Counterpoint Minnie shares her thoughts on her experience of blindness as she invites the camera to follow her day to day life in Armagh. It also captures a flavour of the village’s social life through its dances, craft, bingo and cross community playgroup.

This is an episode of Counterpoint, Ulster Television's landmark current affairs series, which was also broadcast to a national audience on Channel 4. Series’ editor, Derek Murray describes Counterpoint as addressing a “wide range of social concerns which affect every family in Ulster.” Of the 282 episodes that were broadcast from 1978-1996, only a handful are believed to have survived. This material is Courtesy of the UTV Archive.