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National Hungerstrike March to be held in Fermanagh

15 July, 2014 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has announced that the National Hungerstrike commemoration will be held in Derrylin on the 3rd August.

 Ms. Gildernew said,

 “I am proud that Fermanagh has been selected to stage the National Hungerstrike Commemoration given the fact that Bobby Sands was elected to represent this constituency in 1981.

 “The annual commemoration is not only a dignified parade to honour Irish Hunger Strikers but a series of events including lectures, displays and youth events that allow people to remember the sacrifice made by these men.

 “The commemoration attracts up to 10,000 people so there is also an economic benefit to the local businesses as many people travel to the area.

 “The organising committee is already working with the local community to minimise any disruption during the parade and ensure that the event is successful.

 “The Hungerstrike was a pivotal moment in Irish history and it is right and fitting that it has now come to Fermanagh and I would appeal to local people to come out and support the event.” 

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