Comrades In The Dark

Two years ago the Bobby Sands Trust received an email from a young woman called Caitlin Barnett, an emerging UK choreographer based in London. She told us about a new contemporary dance piece her company had performed in 2016, as part of the Resolution festival for...

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‘This was the battlefield…’

Writer and playwright Phil Mac Giolla Bháin reviews Hunger Strike - Reflections (now in its third print since its release last August). The book is available through Easons, Waterstones, most independent bookshops and can be ordered online here -oo0oo- IT IS MY...

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Photos of Bobby Sands Discovered!

Incredible photographs of Bobby Sands from August 1976, possibly the last taken of him before his arrest weeks later, have been discovered in the archive of French photographer Gérard Harlay. Gérard covered the conflict between 1972 and 1976 and last March donated his...

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Marathon Cycle Honours Hunger Strikers

Cumann Rothaíochta Kieran Doherty TD set out on their journey last Saturday, 21st September, in memory of Kieran. This year’s cycle was later than usual, having been postponed following the death of Kieran’s mother, Margaret, in early August. The group of cyclists...

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Death of Margaret Doherty

Last month the mother of IRA Volunteer Kieran Doherty died in Belfast. Margaret Doherty was predeceased by her husband Alfie, and both, along with their children, had campaigned tirelessly in 1981 on behalf of Kieran who died after 73 days on hunger strike. The Bobby...

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Hunger Strikers’ Graves Cycle

Video coverage of last week’s ‘Hunger strikers’ Graves Cycle’ has just been released. The recently established Kieran Doherty Cycling Club visited all the 1981 hunger strikers’ graves on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May (the anniversary of Bobby Sands’ death). They...

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Long before Björn Ulvaeus founded ABBA in 1972, along with Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, the young student lawyer played in an enormously popular Scandinavian group, the Hootenanny Singers. Among the songs Björn composed and recorded in...

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Death of Mrs Rosaleen Sands

The Bobby Sands Trust regrets to learn of the death of Rosaleen Sands, mother of our comrade Bobby. Deepest condolences to her daughters Marcella, Bernadette and son John, and their families; to her grandson Gerard Sands and family; and the wider family circle. Go...

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Laurence McKeown is a former republican prisoner. He spent sixteen years in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, was on the blanket protest for four and a half years, and on the 1981 hunger strike for seventy days. Laurence is currently an author,...

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Barghouti’s Wife Banned

Earlier this year imprisoned Fatah prisoner Marwhan Barghouti led a 41-day hunger strike in Israeli prisons demanding improved conditions. Before and after the hunger strike his family had been denied permits to enter Israel to visit him. Last...

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Bobby Sands Trust

The Bobby Sands Trust was established to publish, promote and keep in print the extraordinary writings of Bobby Sands, who from prison isolation became an international figure in 1981, and who to this day continues to inspire Irish republicans in their pursuit of freedom from British rule.

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