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Remember the H-Block Hunger Strikers

THIS WEEK marks the 29th anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Bobby Sands MP in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh on May 5th 1981.
We honour and salute the courage and sacrifice of Bobby and his comrades, Francis Hughes, Ray McCreesh, Patsy O’Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Kieran Doherty, Thomas McElwee and Mickey Devine, who also gave their lives on hunger strike in the H-Blocks.
“They won’t break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.”  
– Bobby Sands MP

Also see: BOBBY SANDS LECTURE: Bobby Storey, Chairperson of Belfast Sinn Féin

             Bobby Sands H-Blocks candidate and MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, died May 5th 1981

             and Remembering 1981: Francie Molloy on the Bobby Sands election campaign




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