16 November 2006 Edition

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Monument in honour of Máire Drumm unveiled in South Armagh

Several hundred people attended the unveiling of a monument in honour of the late  Máire Drumm (nee MacAteer) in Killean South Armagh last week in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the assassination of the former Sinn Féin Vice President.

Máire was born in the townland of Killean in 1946.

The unveiling was attended by members of the Drumm family and senior Sinn Féin elected representatives including Gerry Adams MP, Conor Murphy MP, Martin Mc Guinness MP, Michelle Gildernew MP and Alex Maskey MLA.

The proceedings were chaired by local Councillor Packie Mc Donald.

Wreaths were laid by the family and the Republican Movement.

Veteran republican Brian Keenan who delivered the oration, stated that Máire knew that the war against British occupation and aggression would be won, but now it was essential to make sure that the peace would be won.

The Burns/Moley Band participated in the day's proceedings.

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