Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hunger-Strike Exhibition to Open in Cork Friday

Hunger-Strike Exhibition to Open in Cork Friday

An exhibition of memorabilia related to the 1980 and 1981 hunger-strikes by republican prisoners will open in Gurranabraher Community Centre on Friday.

The exhibition will feature original letters by prisoners including Bobby Sands, as well as Mairéad Farrell, who stood for election in Cork North Central in 1981 as H-Block candidate and polled nearly 3,000 votes. It will also include original photographs, political leaflets and posters, and personal possessions which give a vivid insight into a pivotal period in recent Irish history.

The exhibition, which is being organised by the Phoenix Historical Society, will open in Gurranbraher Community Centre on Friday evening from 7-10pm and Saturday from 9-11am. Former H-Block prisoner Robert McClenaghan will also be giving a talk Friday evening.

For further information contact Cllr Mick Nugent @ 087-6755793

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