Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Public Lecture- 'The Story of the 1980 Hungerstrike'

'The story of the 1980 Hungerstrike protest'

A lecture detailing the story of the 1980 Hungerstrike will take place at Gurranabraher Community Centre (The Hut) on Friday 19th November at 7.30pm, organised by the Phoenix Historical Society, hosting the event is local Cllr Thomas Gould who said:

" This lecture gives people interested in that period of our history a unique opportunity to hear the story of the 1980 Hungerstrike in the H-Blocks and Armagh Women's Prison by the people that were there, we are delighted to have Síle Darragh, Seanna Breathnach & Leo Green as our speakers,all who were on the blanket protest in that period, indeed Leo was on Hungerstrike for 53 days before the protest was ended, recently events were held In Cork to mark the 90th aniversary of the deaths on Hungerstrike of Terence MacSwiney & Joe Murphy I would invite the public to come along and hear the stories of a later generation of political prisoners who felt compelled to follow their example'.

For more information contact Cllr Thomas Gould @ 087-3021551

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