7 January 2010 Edition
Christmas Day solidarity with 'undocumented Irish'
OVER 40 people climbed to the top of Camlough mountain in south Armagh early on Christmas morning in a symbolic act of solidarity with the many Irish undocumented living in the USA who could not get home for Christmas. Newry and Armagh MP Conor Murphy joined the climbers from throughout the Newry and Mourne area, some of whose family and friends are currently caught up in the undocumented turmoil in the United States. A tree named “Bernadine’s Tree”, in honour of a young local woman who died recently and who had been a great source of help and support to many Irish who had gone to live and work in the USA, was planted by the group of climbers.
A group of those who participated in the Christmas morning mountain climb, pictured in Camlough village