26 June 2008 Edition
I nDíl Chuimhne
24 June 1974 Volunteer David RUSSELL, Volunteer Gerard CRAIG, Derry Brigade, 25 June 1973 Volunteer Dermot CROWLEY, Cork Brigade, Volunteer Patrick CARTY, Volunteer Seán LOUGHRAN, Tyrone Brigade, 25 June 1986 Volunteer Brian DEMPSEY, Belfast Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 27 June 1970 Volunteer Henry McILHONE, Belfast Brigade, 3rd Battalion, Volunteer Joseph COYLE, Derry Brigade, Thomas CARLIN, Derry Brigade Volunteer Thomas McCOOL, Derry Brigade, 28 June 1972 Volunteer John FINUCANE, Belfast Brigade, 1st Battalion Volunteer Tony JORDAN, Belfast Brigade, 1st Battalion. “Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.” – Pádraig Mac Piarais. Always remembered by the Republican Movement.
CARTY, Patrick; CROWLEY, Dermot; LOUGHRAN, Seán (Tyrone Brigade). In proud and loving memory of Volunteers Patrick Carty, Dermot Crowley and Seán Loughran, East Tyrone Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann, who died on active service on 25 June 1973. Always remembered with love and pride by the Dungannon Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann.
CROWLEY, Dermot. In proud and loving memory of Volunteer Dermot Crowley (35th ann), Cork Brigade, Óglaigh na h-Éireann, who died on active service in Tyrone on the 25th June 1973, also remembering his comrades Patrick Carty and Seán Loughran, from the Republican Movement Munster, Cuige Mumhan, Republican Movement Cork, Sinn Féin Chorcaí, Volunteers Ahern/Crowley Cumann.
LOUGHRAN, Seán (Tyrone Brigade). In proud and loving memory of our brother Lieutentant Seán Loughran who was killed in action on 25 June 1973. “Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations” – Pádraig Mac Piarais. Always remembered by his sisters Ann, Dympna, Brother Hugo and all the Loughran families.
CARTY, Patrick; CROWLEY, Dermot (Tyrone Brigade). In proud and loving memory of Patrick Carthy and Dermot Crowley who were killed in action on 25 June 1973. Always remembered with love and pride. Mary Queen of Ireland pray for them. From the Loughran families Dungannon and Monaghan.
RYAN; Peter, McNALLY; Laurence, DORIS; Tony (Tyrone Brigade). In proud memory of Volunteers Peter Ryan; Laurence McNally and Tony Doris East Tyrone Brigade, Óglaigh na hÉireann. Killed in action by British occupation forces at Coagh on 3 June 1991. "We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle"– Che Guevara. From Darren, Scotland.
Keenan. The family of the late Brian Keenan wish to thank all those people who sympathised with us during our recent bereavement. To our family circle love and thanks for your support. Special thanks to the McNulty family circle.To our dearest friends who supported Brian and our family through many years – you know who you are – we are forever in your debt. Brian chose his friends well and never more so than when he chose his friends in South Armagh. We feel you have become an extension of our family.
To Pauline and Tina – much love and thanks for the love, care, devotion, loyalty and great dignity you gave Brian.
To Brian’s medical teams in Dublin and Newry for his quality of care – our sincerest thanks. Brian’s G.P.’s – Dr Seamus Mc Hugh and Dr Mary Larkin -– many thanks for all the care and attention Brian received. A special mention to Margaret Dillon and Jacqui Rafferty. To all the medical staff, district nurses and Marie Curie nurses, a huge thanks. Great appreciation and thanks to the staff of Fegan’s Chemist, Belfast.
A massive thank you to the Republican Movement from all over Ireland who organised, gave guidance and took part in Brian’s wake and funeral. A heart-felt thank you to South Armagh and Belfast for your display of camaraderie and strength. Brian would be as proud as we are, it was powerful. He loved you to bits.
To Sean, Martina and Gerry, thank you for your personal tributes. We felt that you really tried to capture what was Brian’s life and personality, and in doing so you showed what true friends he had.
To all those who travelled from all over Ireland, USA, England and elsewhere to attend the wake and funeral, it was much appreciated. To all those who sent cards, flowers, messages of sympathy and donations to charity – thank you.
Many people contributed to Brian’s wake and funeral behind the scenes and we would like you to know what this meant to us; it gave us the opportunity to meet and talk to the people in Brian’s life, many of whom we had never met. Many thanks to the caterers in Cullyhanna, New Barnsley and Roddie Mc Corley club. Thank you also to Martin for his moving account of Brian’s funeral.
We would like to acknowledge with thanks the Healy Bothers, Tom and Sean and their staff for their help, support and dignified manner in which they carried out Brian’s last wishes. We would also like to thank the staff of Roselawn Crematorium.
As it is impossible to thank everyone individually. We trust this acknowledgment will be accepted by all those who contributed to Brian’s life and his farewell.
Finally, and in Brian’s own words: “Keep the faith and spread it”. Chrissie Keenan & Family
Ógra Shinn FÉin would like to thank the Republican Movement in south Armagh and the Ti Chulainn centre in Mullaghbawn for hosting Campa Náisiúnta Óige 2008. We would also like to thank all of those who contributed and visited the camp throughout the weekend. Go raibh mile maith agaibh.