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Thomas Ashe Commemorations

Many commemorations were held across Ireland to mark the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe, who died as a result of force-feeding five days into a hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail in 1917. There was a march last Saturday from the GPO in O’Connell Street, Dublin, to...

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Seoladh ‘Cín Lae Bobby Sands’

Labhair Séanna  Walsh dluth-chara de Bobby mar príomh-chainteoir ag an seoladh leabhair. Sé  bliana is tríocha i ndiaidh á scríobh, sheol muid an leabhar beag cumhachtach i gCultúrlann MacAdam Ó Fiach. Tá sé ar fáil anois as Béarla, Francais, Iodálais agus Gailísis le...

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Solidarity Letter

The Bobby Sands Trust has sent a letter of solidarity to the Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike and to their families, expressing support for their cause and wishing them success in achieving their just demands. These include the right to family visits...

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Barghouti Leads Hunger Strikers

Palestinian prisoners' leader Marwan Barghouti, who has spent fifteen years in jail under Israel's brutal regime, has spoken about the mass hunger strike currently taking place, now into its fifteenth day. Barghouti said: “Having spent the last...

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Sands’ Book Now in Kurdish

Denis O’Hearn’s widely-praised biography of Bobby Sands has now been translated into Kurdish. Nothing But An Unfinished Song will be published this weekend in yet another language of one of the world’s oppressed yet risen people. STRANEK NÎVCO MAYÎ: BOBBY SANDS, IRA û...

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‘I dedicate this song…’

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIiu1xF92Qo[/youtube] Léo Ferré, the flamboyant French composer, poet and singer, who was born in 1916 and died in 1993, was a pacifist chansonnier and political rebel. His songs of protest and his music are revered to this day...

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3pm, 3rd October 1981

Thirty five years ago today, at 3pm, Pat Sheehan (at that stage the longest on hunger strike and the most critically ill), his comrades, Jackie McMullan, Hugh Carville, John Pickering, Gerard Hodgins and Jim Devine, ended the epic H-Block hunger strike which had...

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‘H-Block POWs’ in Reading Prison

H-Block themes and hunger striking feature in a new Oscar Wilde exhibition which opened in Reading Prison last Sunday. Artefacts on display acknowledge the Irish struggle for freedom. There are aerial drawings of the H-Blocks of Long Kesh by Rita Donagh, and two...

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No Change, No Deal – Brit Confirmation

The Irish Times this week has quoted from newly released British government papers relating to the 1981 hunger strike which includes an important interview given by Sir John Blelloch to author/historian Padraig O’Malley five years after the deaths of ten Irish...

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Writing on the Wall

Stuart Borthwick’s book, The Writing on the Wall: A Visual History of Northern Ireland's Troubles, was given its Belfast launch during Féile an Phobail last week. Danny Devenny, an ex-political prisoner who served time in Cage 11 with Bobby Sands, is a former graphic...

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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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Email: info@bobbysandstrust.com
Post: The Secretary, Bobby Sands Trust, 51-53 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 4PD, Ireland