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National Republican Youth Weekend Set For Derry

22 July, 2008

A National Republican Youth Weekend is set for Derry City on 15 - 17 August. The weekend will coincide with the National Hungerstrike Rally which for the first time in 27 years is being organised outside of Belfast.

The weekend which is open to everyone, will include, historical tours, talks, workshops and craic agus ceol, and will see young republicans come from across Ireland. A number of international youth movements will also be in attendance.

Urging young republicans to attend the weekend of events, Nial Doran of Derry Ógra Shinn Féin said,

"It is an honour for Derry Republicans to host the National Hungerstrike Rally this year, and we intend to make it a major success and a fine tribute to our fallen comrades. The theme for this year's march is 'The Struggle Continues' and it is apt that we are organising a Republican Youth Weekend, as it will be the modern day youth who are the inheritors and activists who will ensure the continuity and successful conclusion of the struggle."

"We would urge all young republicans, across Ireland, to mobilise for Derry on the weekend. The clár contains many educational talks, tours and workshops, and we have a good social dimension to the weekend to ensure that working relationships, comradeship and ideas are built and shared. We look forward to seeing you in Derry!"

If anyone is interested in attending the weekend, please contact 07871 298 718 or [email protected].

For film promoting the weekend:

National Irish Republican Youth Weekend
'The Struggle Continues'

15 - 17 August

Friday 15 August

6pm: Arrival and Registration

6.15pm: Failte

7pm: Dinner

8pm: 'The Struggle Continues'

10pm: Rebel Night

Saturday 16 August

9pm: Breakfast

10am: Workshops: Banner Making, Publicity and Propaganda, Organisation, Gender Equality

12noon: Unveiling of Ógra Shinn Féin Mural

1pm: Tour of Bogside

2.30pm: Lunch

3.00pm: 'Youth in Struggle' DVD showing and Public Talk

4.30pm: 'The Hungerstrike - Internationalising the Struggle' Public Talk

6.30pm: Dinner

8pm: Ban Taser Guns Protest @ Strand Road PSNI Barracks

10pm: Hungerstrike Committee Function

Sunday 17 August

10am: Breakfast

11am: Assisting with preparations for Hungerstrike March

2.30pm: Hungerstrike March

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