Details have now been released of the events in South Armagh preceding the National Commemoration march in South Armagh on 14th August to honour the hunger strikers, and other events up until the end of August.

Saturday/Sunday, 6th/7th August – Bellaghy Social Club, Ballyscullion Road, Bellaghy – National Exhibition – 11am – 6pm (Sat.); 2pm – 6pm (Sun.)

Monday 8th August – 30th Hunger Strike Anniversary launch. DVD – Memories of 1981 Hunger Strike Exhibition, Tí Chulainn Centre Mullaghbawn, 7pm

Tuesday 9th August – Hunger Strike Exhibition, Tí Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbawn, 7pm-10pm

Wednesday 10th August – Wreath Laying, Hunger Strike Monument, Fords Cross, Silverbridge, 7.30 pm. DVD – Hunger Hunger Strike Exhibition, Tí Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbawn, 8.30 pm

Thursday 11th August – Panel discussion and Q & A. Speakers – Paddy Quinn, Laurence Mc Keown and Eileen Morgan. Hunger Strike Exhibition, Tí Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbawn, 7 pm sharp

Friday 12th August – Unveiling of Plaque, Culloville Youth Club, 8pm, followed by function in McAleavey’s Bar

Friday 12th August – Discussion and Debate ‘Legacy of the Hunger Strike’. Speakers -Jim Gibney and Gerry McConville, Barcroft Community Centre, 7.30-9.30pm

Saturday 13th August – Unveiling Of Hunger Strike Seat, Forest Park Green, Low Road, Dromintee 7pm. Main Speaker – Paddy Quinn, followed by function in local social club

Sunday 14th August – National Hunger Strike, 30th Anniversary Commemoration, Assemble at McGinn’s field beside St Paul’s School, Camloch, sharp

Saturday 20th August – Guildhall, Derry City – 12 – 3p.m. – National Exhibition

Saturday 20th August, 4.30pm – Clonmel, Tipperary.Hunger strike commemoration march. Speaker to be confirmed

Saturday 28th through to Monday 29th August  – The Lamass Fair, Ballycastle – National Exhibition – venue to be confirmed