11 September 2008 Edition
West Belfast Republican Youth Weekend - Bígí Linn!
WEST BELFAST Ógra Shinn Féin are gearing up for the Republican Youth Weekend from 19 - 21 September.
The action-packed weekend (which is open to everyone) will include public talks, political tours, a republican march, craic agus ceol and much more.
A particular highlight of the weekend will be a talk on ‘Youth in Struggle’ by leading Belfast republicans Bobby Storey and Eibhlin Glenholmes on Friday, 19 September at 8pm in Seán Mac Diarmada’s GAA Club, Falls Road. It will look at the role that young people have played in the struggle through the Fianna, the IRA, in the jails and in Ógra today.
Urging maximum attendance, West Belfast Ógra Shinn Féin organiser Roise McGivern said:
“The West Belfast Republican Youth Weekend is testament to the growing strength of Ógra in the city. We urge all interested youth from across Belfast and wider afield to come along and join in the debate and craic.
“Throughout the weekend we will have an opportunity to remember our past, pay tribute to our fallen comrades, and discuss and debate the future direction of the struggle.
“West Belfast Ógra Shinn Féin are delighted to be organising this republican youth event and we look forward to hosting our travelling comrades and engaging with the young people of Belfast.”
Friday 19 September
8pm: Seán Mac Diarmada GAA Club Falls Road
‘Youth in Struggle’ Public Talk
Speakers: Bobby Storey and Eibhlin Glenholmes
Followed by live entertainment
Saturday 20 September
10am: Walking Tour of West Belfast
Meet at Divis Tower
Delivered by Coiste
4pm: Vol Bryson and Vol Mulvenna
35th Anniversary Commemoration
Assemble: Ballymurphy Road
Main speaker: Gerry Kelly
7pm: Bryson/Mulvenna Commemoration Evening
Whiterock Leisure Centre
Premiere of DVD followed by live entertainment
Taille for Weekend: £15/€20 (which will cover billets and some meals).
Don’t forget your sleeping bag!!
For more info contact 07533384801 or [email protected]