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Republicans prepare to mark anniversary of Francis Hughes

11 May, 2006

Tomorrow, Friday 12th May, marks the 25th Anniversary of the death on Hunger Strike of legendary IRA Volunteer Francis Hughes. Republicans across Ireland will gather to mark the event. The main commemorations are as follows

South Derry

Friday 12th May - Black Flag Vigil on the Glenshane Pass 6.30pm

Saturday 13th May - Republican Centre in Guladuff at 8pm discussion on the legacy of the Hunger Strike involving Laurence McKeown, Danny Morrison and families of the Hunger Strikers

Sunday 14th May - Annual Francis Hughes Commemoration will take place at 2.30pm in Bellaghy graveyard. Francie Molloy will be the main speaker.


Friday 12th May - White Line Picket in memory of Francis Hughes and James Connolly at the GPO at 1.30pm

5.30 - 6.30pm - Vigils - Drimnagh Road; Kylemore Road Roundabout; Dolphins Barn Bridge

Vigil at junction of Marine Road and Georges Street in Dun Laoghaire at 5.30pm


Black Flag protests will take place across Belfast from 5.30 - 6.30pm


Commemoration at the Tadhg an Astna monument in the town centre at 8.30pm

Vigil 7pm Ballincolig


Drogheda - Black Flag vigil on the Peace Bridge, 5.30 - 6.30pm

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