Launch of the Derry Republican Graves Association Calendar 2008
Speaking at the Launch of the Derry Republican Graves Association Calendar 2008 at the annual Pól Kinsella Sinn Féin Cumann Function Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney encouraged republicans to support the important work of the Graves Association.
Mr McCartney said:
"Last year with the 25th Anniversary of the 1980-81 Hunger Strikes and it being a very important time in Irish history the Derry Republican Graves Association decided to commission a calendar to remember the many events that took place in the city that year. The calendar proved a great success, so much so that it sold out very quickly and we are still receiving requests from throughout Ireland and further afield for it.
"Following the success of last years calendar many people came forward with old photos and asked if there was another planned for 2008, so it was decided to go ahead with one this year again. It is important that as well remembering events past and present in the photographs we also remember the memory of the Volunteers of Óglaigh na hÉireann and all those on the local Republican roll of remembrance."
"The 2008 Derry Republican Graves Association Calendar is now on sale throughout the city." ENDS
Note to Editors
The 2008 Derry Republican Graves Association Calendar can be purchased at the Ráth Mór and Racecourse Road Constituency Offices.