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Madge McConville RIP

4 May, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

Gerry Adams has expressed his condolences to the family of veteran republican Madge McConville, who passed away today.   Speaking today Mr Adams said,   “Madge McConville, was a republican all her life. She was imprisoned first in the 1940s  along with IRA Volunteer Tom Williams, Joe Cahill and others. Tom Williams was later hanged by the British.   Madge was a wonderful woman who kept faith with her republican beliefs over an immensely long time.  She was born around the time of partition and spent her political life actively working for a United Ireland.   Madge was a mother and grandmother and a great grandmother.  Along with her late husband Tommy she reared her family during the huge upheavals of our time.   I extend condolences to Madge’s family circle and to her many friends. Go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire uirthi.

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