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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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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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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