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Republicans Hold Weekend Events To Mark 25th Anniversary Of Death Vol. Kevin Lynch

28 July, 2006

Republicans across Ireland but particularly in South Derry will gather this weekend to mark the 25th Anniversary of the death on Hunger Strike of Dungiven INLA Volunteer Kevin Lynch.

Former Hunger Striker Raymond McCartney today urged people to come out in large numbers to mark the anniversary and to show solidarity with the Lynch family at this time.

"The local H-Block/Armagh committee in South Derry have put together an extensive series of events over the coming days. They will mark all aspects of Kevin‚s life. His family life, his love of the GAA, his political activism and his arrest, sentence and eventual death on Hunger Strike in Long Kesh.

"I would urge people if possible to travel to South Derry over the weekend and to show their solidarity with the Lynch family and mark the 25th Anniversary of a young man whose deep commitment to freedom and justice in this country was inspirational to all who came across him." ENDS

Main commemorative events are listed below. Smaller local commemorations and black flag vigils will take place across Ireland on Tuesday 1st August.

South Derry

Friday 28th July- Monday 31st July

National Hunger Strike exhibition will be on display in St. Canice's GAA Club , Dungiven.

Friday 28th July

7pm - Hunger Strike March, Assemble Park, Chapel

7.30pm - Discussion, St. Canice's GAC

Saturday 29th July

5pm - Martin McGuinness will launch the Kevin Lynch biography, St. Canice's GAC, Dungiven

6pm - Minor Hurling Match - Ballycastle v Kevin Lynch's Dungiven

7.30pm - Kevin Lynch's reserves v Cumann na Fuiseoige

8pm - Irish night in marquee.

Sunday 30th July

12 noon - Kevin Lynch commemoration. Main speaker Martin McGuinness. Assemble The Grove, Dungiven

2pm - Official opening of Páirc Chaoimhín Uí Loingsigh.

Kevin Lynch's Dungiven v James Stephens, Kilkenny

Tuesday 1stAugust

8pm - Rosary at the Grove

South Armagh

Friday 28th July - Sunday 30th July

Hunger Strike Commemoration weekend, Tí Chulláin Centre.


Tuesday 1st August

7pm - Hilton Hotel. Kevin Lynch remembered - Main speaker Gerry Adams


Vigil at GPO on O Connell Street, on Tuesday 1st

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