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Dublin - Event Notice
Wednesday October 05 2011
06:00 PM

Candlelit Vigil , GPO , Dublin, Wed 5-10-2011.

category dublin | history and heritage | event notice author Friday September 30, 2011 22:38author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

1917 - 1981 : 22 Irish Republicans died on Hunger Strike.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the ending of the 1981 hunger strike.

Candlelit Vigil - Wed 5th October 2011 , GPO , Dublin , 6pm to 7pm.
Candlelit Vigil - Wed 5th October 2011 , GPO , Dublin , 6pm to 7pm.

Republican Sinn Fein is organising a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, October 5th at the GPO, Dublin from 6pm - 7pm on the 30th Anniversary of the ending of the 1981 hunger strike.
All those who took part in the 1980/81 hunger strikes will be remembered as indeed will the 22 men who died on hunger strike in the cause of Irish freedom since 1917.

Please bring some candles with you and ask your neighbours and friends to
do likewise. Open to all, everyone welcome to come and show their respect for the men
who lived and died through such horrific times.

Thanks,
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by Question - nonepublication date Tue Oct 04, 2011 23:27Report this post to the editors

Was it not Oct 3rd when the strike was finally called off ?

author by Redundant Republicanpublication date Wed Oct 05, 2011 22:57Report this post to the editors

I believe that the date of this memorial is irrelevant, remembering the sacrifice of all the hungerstrikers is the important part. Well done Sharon yet again for your efforts. I have strong and sad memories of that period. I resent the fact that the sacrifice of those brave men has been wasted and abused by the leadership of sinn fein. I find it hard to understand or to forgive.

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Fri Oct 07, 2011 18:01Report this post to the editors

Hi Question !
"Was it not Oct 3rd when the strike was finally called off ?"
It was indeed October 3rd , 1981 , when that hunger-strike was called off , but RSF were unable to hold the vigil on that actual date (ie October 3rd 2011) due to the time needed to finalise the October issue of 'Saoirse' , which was due in the printers that same day.

Hi Redundant Republican !
"I believe that the date of this memorial is irrelevant, remembering the sacrifice of all the hungerstrikers is the important part. Well done Sharon yet again for your efforts. I have strong and sad memories of that period. I resent the fact that the sacrifice of those brave men has been wasted and abused by the leadership of sinn fein. I find it hard to understand or to forgive."
Thanks for that -appreciated!
I was half afraid you were going to 'pull me up' re the October 5th time (6pm-7pm) being 'wrong' , as well....
;-)
Thanks,
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by Redundant Republicanpublication date Fri Oct 07, 2011 23:55Report this post to the editors

A cavalcade in support of republican pow's will take place on the first saturday in December. Assemble in Newry into free state leaving M1 and travelling through dundalk and drogheda to dublin onto british embassey. All available vehicles welcome,travel slow with flags /banners,public meeting at brit embassey. Brits out and Release all pow's.

author by W. Finnertypublication date Sat Oct 08, 2011 08:30Report this post to the editors

This might be a good time also to reflect on the courageous efforts of "the father of Irish Republicanism": and the sad manner and circumstances of his lonely death in a Dublin jail?

The excerpt below, which has been very slightly edited -- for the purpose of including all the Irishwomen of 2011 -- is from the Original Declaration of the Society of United Irishmen formed by Theobald Wolfe Tone and close associates around 1791.

"And we do call on, and most earnestly exhort, our countrymen in general to follow our example, and to form similar societies in every quarter of the kingdom for the promotion of constitutional knowledge , the abolition of bigotry in religion and politics, and the equal distribution of the rights of men (and women!!) through all sects and denominations of Irishmen (and Irishwomen)."

Related link: http://www.humanrightsireland.com/PresidentialHopefuls/..._Tone

 
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