Anniversary Marked

May 5, 2012 · Print This Article

There were white-line pickets held across republican areas of Belfast today in memory of Bobby Sands who died thirty one years ago. Other events over the weekend include a parade in Tyrone by Dromore Memorial Committee. In 1981 Dromore was then part of the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone which elected Bobby as its MP that April when he was forty days on his hunger strike. The march will leave from Saint Patrick’s Hall at 8.30pm and will proceed to the memorial to Bobby Sands and the nine other hunger strikers on Church Street. On Sunday night in the Andersonstown Social Club prominent republican Gerry Kelly (himself a former hunger striker) will be giving the annual Bobby Sands Lecture. Also on Sunday night in the Felons Club there will be another opportunity to see ‘1981’, a drama written and performed by Tony Devlin and produced by Brassneck Theatre Company. The play starts at 8pm.

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5 Responses to “Anniversary Marked”

  1. Pat Menz on May 6th, 2012 1:28 am

    “The 5th of May”
    (By Pat Menz: Toowoomba Australia – Great Grandson of Ellen Donoghue Born Millstreet 2nd Jan 1871)

    Did you say a prayer to Bobby
    Did you say a prayer for Ireland
    Did you say a prayer for the Political Prisoners
    Did you say a prayer that Ireland might be Free

    Did you say a prayer to Ned Kelly
    Did you remember how proudly he wore the green sash when captured at Glenrowan in the battle to free the poor
    The green sash of Ireland given to Neddie when he saved a mother’s son drowning in a creek

    Did you say a prayer to our Comrade who spoke out against Injustice 2000 years ago shared the dreaming of the poor and equality for all
    Not all Political Prisoners die on a cross

    Did you keep a spider in a jar to remind you of the hunger strikers
    Young Women Young Men we were born in the Land beneath the Southern Cross
    To Parents and Parent’s Parents from the Soul of Love the Gentle Isle of Green
    800 years our Mother has endured 800 years of Lies
    But in the end Truth always prevails
    Each day I pray that day is not far away

    Did you hang his picture on your bedside wall with the words underneath
    “Another Martyr for Old Ireland – Another Murder for the Crown”

    Did you say a prayer to Bobby
    Did you say a prayer to Neddie
    Did you say a prayer to Jesus
    Did you say a prayer for all the Political Prisoners
    Did you say a prayer that Ireland might be Free

    Inspired on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the funeral of Bobby Sands – 7th May 1989 – first published in the “Irish Echo” (Australia)

  2. Mark Anyhony Reid on August 4th, 2012 7:28 pm

    Thank you Bobby for showing us such grace.

  3. Mark Anyhony Reid on August 4th, 2012 7:31 pm

    A piece of my heart died with the ten.

  4. Jabbar on March 10th, 2013 12:33 pm

    Tere yaadgaar mein takhat. Bobby Sands Shaeed for Azadi.

  5. jabbar on April 6th, 2013 12:00 pm

    May Allah show mercy and look after your family. The ummah will always remmeber you.

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