Independent Media Centre Ireland     http://www.indymedia.ie
National - Event Notice
Saturday May 09 2009
12:00 PM

Memorial Rally for Irish Hunger-Strikers .

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Tuesday April 21, 2009 21:58author by Sharon . - Individual .

1917-1981 : Commemorating the 22 Hunger-Strikers .

Between the years 1917 and 1981 , 22 Irish men died on hunger strike in their fight for Irish Freedom . Their sacrifice will be commemorated in Dublin on Saturday May 9th 2009 on the isle facing the GPO , between the hours of 12 noon and 2pm .
Ten of the twenty-two Irish men who died on hunger-strike between 1917 and 1981.
Ten of the twenty-two Irish men who died on hunger-strike between 1917 and 1981.

Hi !

On Saturday May 9th 2009, in Dublin , the Republican Movement will hold a Memorial Rally for the 22 Irish men that died on hunger-strike between 1917 and 1981 :
Thomas Ashe, Kerry, 5 days, 25 September 1917 (force fed by tube , died as a result).
Terrence McSweeny, Cork, 74 days, 25 October 1920.
Michael Fitzgerald, Cork, 67 days, 17 October 1920.
Joseph Murphy, Cork, 76 days , 25 October 1920 .
Joe Witty, Wexford , 2 September 1923.
Dennis Barry, Cork, 34 days, 20 November 1923.
Andy O Sullivan , Cork, 40 days, 22 November 1923.
Tony Darcy, Galway, 52 days, 16 April 1940.
Jack 'Sean' McNeela, Mayo, 55 days, 19 April 1940.
Sean McCaughey, Tyrone ,22 days, 11 May 1946 (hunger and thirst Strike).
Michael Gaughan, Mayo , 64 days, 3 June 1974.
Frank Stagg, Mayo , 62 days, 12 February 1976.
Bobby Sands, Belfast , 66 days, 5 May 1981.
Frank Hughes , Bellaghy (Derry) , 59 days, 12 May 1981.
Raymond McCreesh , South Armagh , 61 days, 21 May 1981.
Patsy O Hara , Derry , 61 days, 21 May 1981.
Joe McDonnell , Belfast , 61 days, 8 July 1981.
Martin Hurson , Tyrone , 46 days, 13 July 1981.
Kevin Lynch, Dungiven (Derry) ,71 days, 1 August 1981.
Kieran Doherty , Belfast , 73 days, 2 August 1981.
Tom McIlwee , Bellaghy (Derry) , 62 days, 8 August 1981.
Micky Devine , Derry , 60 days, 20 August 1981.


As stated above , the Rally will be held on the isle facing Dublin's GPO on Saturday 9th May 2009 , between the hours 12 noon and 2pm.
All Welcome!

Thanks,
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com

Comments (8 of 8)

Jump To Comment: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
author by Larrypublication date Thu Apr 23, 2009 08:26author address author phone

fantastic to know that republicanism is still on the go
keep that flag flying - fair play to ye.

author by Seanpublication date Thu Apr 23, 2009 16:12author address author phone

You could at least spell Terence McSwiney and Denis Barry's names properly.

author by Sharon. - Individual .publication date Thu Apr 23, 2009 18:17author address author phone

Hi Larry !
Thanks for that comment - much appreciated !

Hi Seán !
Those two names can be spelt either way , apparently -
http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcsweeney/messages/153.html
http://homepage.eircom.net/~sosul/page4.html
http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu:81/WG1308067g.html

-there are more examples available , if you do a 'Google' on it! However , if that's all you have to worry about then I think you're missing more than a fada !

Thanks , lads ,

Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by HMSpublication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 00:09author address author phone

I just went to this website for the first time http://rsmforum.proboards.com/index.cgi I think it is an IRSP site. THere is an advertisement on the site for Libertas!

author by Realist.publication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 01:48author address author phone

"22 Irish men died on hunger strike in their fight for Irish Freedom"

Poor guys.

A bit like suicide bombers.

If ONLY they were better educated............ they would be alive now.

Victims of SF fanaticism.

.

author by Sharon. - Individual .publication date Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:13author address author phone

Hi HMS !
And I went to a PSF website where I read a statement from a Westminster-funded Six County political administrator in which he called those who continue to oppose the British political and military presence "traitors" .
But I don't lay the blame for that at the door of the hunger-strikers.

Hi Realist !
If ONLY the political and military leadership in Westminster were better educated - millions of people in the 56 countries in which "the sun never set" would not have died as they did.
Victims of British imperialism.

Thanks!

Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by larrypublication date Fri May 08, 2009 13:25author address author phone

best of luck with this rally
we Irish should always remember the sacrifices those men made and we should realise too that they did'nt take that action for what we have today - a bolixed state and ex-republicans running the six counties for the brits.

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Sun May 10, 2009 22:35author address author phone

Hi !

A brief report on this event can be found at the 'Related Link' below .

Thanks!

Sharon.

Related Link: http://11sixtynine.blogsome.com/2009/05/10/dublin-rally-saturday-may-9th-2009/

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92003

Indymedia Ireland is a media collective. We are independent volunteer citizen journalists producing and distributing the authentic voices of the people. Indymedia Ireland is an open news project where anyone can post their own news, comment, videos or photos about Ireland or related matters.