His Death Still Resonates

May 5, 2012 · Print This Article

The Huffington Post has marked the anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands with a feature on the legacy of the 1981 hunger strike. “Just over three decades on it is perhaps difficult to appreciate the significance of the sacrifice made by Sands and his comrades, which even if you disagree with the aims for which they gave their lives remains a monumental testament to the power of the human spirit,” writes journalist John Wight. The full feature can be read here.   Heather McIlkenny dedicates her drawing, The Lark in Barbed Wire, as follows: “For The Fighter’s Daughter... may the passion of the Lark run through the heart of any and all Irish persons....Through fear and pain, your courage and passion will prevail.”

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