Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff arrived in Ireland from the USA last March for a brief visit to assist ant-war protestors in Shannon airport. Ken is 82-years of age and Tarak is 77.
On St Patrick’s Day they were arrested at Shannon airport and spent twelve days on remand in Limerick prison. When they were released, their passports were confiscated and they are not allowed leave the country until the completion of the criminal proceedings against them.
This week they embarked on a walk around the country, beginning at the gates of Limerick Prison. They spoke to the Mick Clifford podcast about what prompted them to spend their lives involved in activism, their families back home and how they have survived here since last March.