One Day in My Life

October 2, 2008 · Print This Article

One Day in My Life is available online at the Sinn Féin Bookshop.

Introduction by Gerry Adams

Bobby Sands was 27 years old when he died. He spent almost nine years of his life in prison because of his Irish republican activities. He died, in prison, on 5 May 1981, on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike at Long Kesh Prison, outside Belfast. This book documents a day in the life of Bobby Sands. It is a tale of human bravery, endurance and courage against a backdrop of suffering, terror and harassment.

It will live on as a constant reminder of events that should never have happened – and hopefully will never happen again.

You can find many items relating to Bobby Sands and the Hunger Strikes available online at the Sinn Féin Bookshop, 58 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Tel. 00 353 18148542. Email:

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13 Responses to “One Day in My Life”

  1. VITAUT on January 31st, 2009 11:46 am

    I really appreciate Sands’ courage in fighting against the oppressors. His life and works leave everyone inspired, especially those who suffered or suffer from the atrocities of occupants. Let Bobby’s life be an exam[le for us to follow!LONG LIVE UNITED IRELAND!!!!!

  2. VITAUT on January 31st, 2009 11:48 am

    I addition to my previous remark, i’d like to say im not Irish myself, but stand up for their rights. any reasonable European will honor heroes like Bobby.

  3. john jo on February 6th, 2009 7:53 pm

    i have just read one day in my life, and it is a amazing. . I find it totaly inspired me and drive home to me just why the fight for irelands freedom can not and should not eva end. . Men like bobby and them of the h blocks are what makes ireland. . The fight they had and many still have inside their hearts 2day will ultimatly in the end free the irish people. . Tiocfaidh ar la. . And it wont be long. .

  4. Gunnar Stensen on November 11th, 2009 12:43 pm

    Tiochfaid ar La. Sure the day will come.. Ireland was the first colony and willl be the last colony.. The English´s tyranny over centuries will only fall back on themselves, Cromwell, Thatcher and more. Irelland is a peaceful land and will be a land with recources to all.

    This being said from a lad from Norway (I have been 3 times to Ireland, and In love Ireland)


  5. Douglas Valiante on March 1st, 2010 6:23 pm

    Bobby Sands was A real man. He stood up, fought, and died fighting for what was right.

  6. kate on August 6th, 2010 1:54 am

    I can only say that Bobby gave his life for Ireland. I can also say that Margaret Thatcher was responsible for the death of Bobby and the other nine Hunger Strikers. I am English we were not told the story of the suffering of the people of Northern Ireland by the British Media

  7. Antony on January 2nd, 2012 8:46 am

    Thatcher was such an antagonistic PM it showed when Labour took power they were determind to find peace in NI. To me as a Welshman and a Celt i would love to see a United Ireland, also Scotland Wales become independant.Bobby Sands your a legend may along with your fellow hunger strikers rest in peace.

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  9. Alexandra Farrell on May 25th, 2012 9:58 am

    I just finished reading one day in my life, and first want to say
    what an honor it is to have something that Bobby actually wrote.
    At times I found it hard to read without crying. I was 20 years
    old in 1981, and am old enough to remember the hunger strike.
    God bless Bobby Sands and his friends-they were real men who
    stood up for what they believed in- never give up. I wear a 30th
    anniversary pin and will never forget ten brave men. I still hate

  10. luminoso on June 16th, 2012 11:00 pm

    true hero.. wishing freedom for people of Ireland! greetings from Croatia!

  11. Ursula Hickey on August 3rd, 2012 1:49 pm

    I was a 17 year old girl living in NJ I had pictures of Bobby Sands all over my room. I thought of what a powerful man he was willing to risk his life for Ireland. I’m 1st generation Irish-American so I know what the troubles meet to my family and may other Irish families both here in the US and in Ireland.

    I’ve been to Ireland so many times I can’t count. I’ve taken my children who love it as well. As we say we are going home.

    Bobby I hope your resting in the Palm of God’s hand.

  12. Kevin titley on January 2nd, 2016 7:02 am

    I am a descendant of Ireland , I am very proud to be , Bobby and the other hunger strikers , fought for a free Ireland , my prayers are with you , you will never be forgotten

  13. Rose padden on May 4th, 2016 3:43 pm

    Remember watching on news with my dad. My father was heartbroken. Now am older I understand it more. Brits I hate you what you done during troubles . My father is 90 years old proud Irishman he has passed 5 years ago. I stood at Bobby sands grave rest hunger strikers 2 weeks ago. It always makes me sad. Brits out Ireland leave them alone. They have suffered terrible. Bobby sands rest in peace all 9 brave martyrs rest in peace. Rest Irish woman men lye in Anderson cemetery. I love Irish good honest decent people.

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