24 July 2008 Edition

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National Republican Youth Weekend set for Derry

A National Republican Youth Weekend is set for Derry City on 15 - 17 August. The weekend will coincide with the National Hunger Strike Rally which, for the first time in 27 years, is being organised outside of Belfast.
The weekend which is open to everyone, will include, historical tours, talks, workshops and craic agus ceol, and will see young republicans gather from across Ireland. A number of international youth movements will also be in attendance. Urging young republicans to attend the weekend of events, Nial Doran of Derry Ógra Shinn Féin said,
“It is an honour for Derry Republicans to host the National Hunger Strike Rally this year, and we intend to make it a major success and a fine tribute to our fallen comrades. The theme for this year’s march is ‘The Struggle Continues’ and it is apt that we are organising a Republican Youth Weekend, as it will be the modern day youth who are the inheritors and activists who will ensure the continuity and successful conclusion of the struggle. We would urge all young republicans, across Ireland, to mobilise for Derry on the weekend.
“The clár contains many educational talks, tours and workshops, and we have a good social dimension to the weekend to ensure that working relationships, comradeship and ideas are built and shared. We look forward to seeing you in Derry.”

• If anyone is interested in attending the weekend, please contact 07871 298 718 or [email protected].


For film promoting the weekend:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqADjzV3EIw


National Irish Republican Youth Weekend

Derry 15 - 17 August
‘The Struggle Continues’

Friday 15 August
6pm:     Arrival and Registration
6.15pm:     Fáilte
7pm:     Dinner
8pm:     ‘The Struggle Continues’
10pm:     Rebel Night

Saturday 16 August
9pm:     Breakfast
10am:     Workshops: Banner Making, Publicity and Propaganda, Organisation, Gender Equality
12noon:     Unveiling of Ógra Shinn Féin Mural
1pm:     Tour of Bogside
2.30pm:     Lunch
3.00pm:     ‘Youth in Struggle’ DVD showing and Public Talk
4.30pm:     ‘The Hunger strike - Internationalising the Struggle’ Public Talk
6.30pm:     Dinner
8pm:     Ban Taser Guns Protest @ Strand Road PSNI Barracks
10pm:     Hunger strike Committee Function

Sunday 17 August
10am:     Breakfast
11am:     Assisting with preparations for Hunger strike March
2.30pm:     Hunger strike March

An Phoblacht
44 Parnell Sq.
Dublin 1