MONAGHAN TO HOST NATIONAL HUNGER STRIKE COMMEMORATION

4 January 2013 One Comment by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

DETAILS have been revealed this week of a major boost in 2013 for Co. Monaghan republicans, and the wider local economy, with the announcement that the National Hunger Strike Commemoration will be held in the county town next August.
THIS will be one of the largest annual political events to be held in Ireland during 2013 to mark the supreme sacrifice of the IRA hunger-strikers in 1981, and upwards of 15,000 people are expected to converge in Monaghan to participate.
The National Hunger Strike Committee announced that Monaghan would be the host county after consideration of a number of venues. 2013 will be the first year that the event will take place outside of the six counties. The commemoration will comprise of a series of events over the August Bank Holiday weekend including talks, dramas, social gatherings and street theatre culminating in a parade and rally on Sunday afternoon. The weekend has been held annually since the Hunger Strikes in 1981 when ten Irish Republican Prisoners, led by …

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  • peter anderson said:

    I have just seen the Autobiography of Monaghan Hunger Striker Sean McKenna has been published, ‘Voice from the Garve’…FREE to read