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o REPUBLICAN COMMEMORATION: Annual St Mary's commemoration. Assemble 7pm Friday 5 August, Abbey Yard and follow the trad route to St Mary's Cross, NEWRY. Chaired by Davy Hyland; Speaker: Conor Murphy MP; Function afterwards in McCoy's Bar. Music by Dessie Murphy

o REPUBLICAN FUNCTION: Featuring the Irish Rebels. 9.30pm Saturday 6 August, Clifford's Bar, CROOKSTOWN, County Cork. Táille €5

o PLAY: Ballymurphy Commemoration Committee Presents Kieran Nugent; A powerful play about a young republican who defied British criminalisation policy. Followed by Keel (all Ireland Traditional Folk Group). Plus top group Franz and Disco. 7pm Saturday 6t August, Main Sport's Hall, St John's GAC, BELFAST, County Antrim. Late bar. Tickets on sale at The Flower Bay, Kennedy Centre

o PRIS9NERS' DAY: As part of this year's Féile an Phobail, prisoner's day will be held in the Felon's Club, BELFAST between 12 noon and 4pm. The day's events will feature debate and discussion and will also feature the slide show produced by the Free Seán Kelly campaign, drawing out the links between internment in 1971 and the recent imprisonment of Seán Kelly. Among the speakers will be former woman POW Jennifer McCann who is now one of the key organisers of the An Fhirinne Campaign. An exhibition of handicrafts, made by republican POWs in the various jails throughout Ireland and England, a highlight of prisoner's day, will also be on display. A function with Scottish band Shebeen will take place in the Felons' on Sunday 7 August at 4pm

o PLAY: Stepping Out of Line, true story of Patrick Shanahan. 8pm Thursday 11 August, Ardhowen Theatre, ENNISKILLEN, County Fermanagh. Tickets are £8 and concession £6. Box Office number for Bookings is 028 66325440

o PUBLIC MEETING: Send Shell to Sea. 8pm Thursday 11 August, Abbey Gate Hotel, TRALEE, County Kerry. Speakers: Speaker from Shell to Sea, Mayo; Martin Ferris (SF); Seán Monaghan (Socialist Workers' Party); Fergal Buckley (Green Party)

o SF FUNCTION: Featuring Spirit of Freedom. 8pm Friday 12 August, Fox Hound pub, Kilbarrack, DUBLIN. Raffle and lots of craic

o IRISH NIGHT: Featuring Sons of Erin. 11pm Saturday 6 August, GAA Centre, AGHYARAN, County Tyrone

o REPUBLICAN COMMEMORATION: 90th anniversary of O'Donovan Rossa's Burial. Assemble 2.30pm Saturday 13 August, Garden of Remembrance and march to Glasnevin Cemetery, DUBLIN for commemorative events. Speaker: Martina Anderson (Derry). Function afterwards in aid of An Cumann Cabhrach. Featuring the renowned Spirit of Freedom. Doors open 6pm, The Long Bar, Bohemian Football Club, Dalymount Park, Phibsboro. Details 087-2877054. Raffle and admission includes food. Táille €10

o NTH ANTRIM OGRA WEEKEND: 19 August-21 August, BALLINTOY. Political, Cultural, Historical and Social weekend. Includes revolutionary talk by Eoin O Broin. Visit to the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Cost £10. Spaces are limited! Tel. North Antrim SF Office on 028 276 57198 or Noel 07708514427

o TOUR: Historical tour/Turas Staire of War of Independence battle sites in West Cork on Saturday 20 August. Assemble 12am at site of Rosscarbery Barracks; 2.30pm at monument Crossbarry; 4.30pm at monument, Kilmichael . The talks at sites will be dátheangach/bilingual and will be given by cathaoir and rúnaí of Kilmichael/Crossbarry Commemoration Committee Conn O Callaghan and Séan Ó Céilleachair . Beidh fáilte roimh gach duine. For more information contact Cllr John Desmond, Bandon 087-2606499 or Cllr Donnchadh Ó Seaghdha , Skibbereen 028-21830

o FUNDRAISING FUNCTION: Featuring Derek Wartfield. Friday 26 August, Sheiling hotel, DUBLIN. Proceeds to new Seán Russell monument in Fairview Park. Tickets from 087-2282033

o SUMMER SCHOOL: 17th Desmond Greaves Summer School. Friday to Sunday, 26-28 August 2005, at the Irish Labour History Society premises, Beggars Bush, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4; Friday August 26 at 7.30pm: The Prospects for the Left in Ireland. Saturday August 27 at 2.30 pm: Desmond Greaves as an historian. Sunday August 28 at 11am: The Politics of the Peace Process. Sunday August 28 at 2.30 pm: A forum on C Desmond Greaves — personal reminiscences by some who knew him. Full School €15; Individual sessions €5; Unwaged half-price; Enquiries to Frank Keoghan, School Director, at 25 Shanowen Crescent, Dublin 9; Tel: 00-353-1-842307


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