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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.

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