The Irish Contraceptive Train

In May 1971 a group of women challenged the ban on contraception in Ireland.

They took a train from the Republic of Ireland in the south across the border to Northern Ireland and came back laden with pills and condoms.

Nell McCafferty was one of the leaders of the protest.

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