12 September 2002 Edition

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Sinn Féin cumann renamed

Mid-Louth Sinn Féin held a hugely successful function in the Traveller's Rest, Hunterstown, Ardee on Friday night, 6 September at which the cumann was renamed the O'Carroll/Tierney cumann, in honour of IRA Volunteers Sean O'Carroll and Patrick Tierney, killed by Crown forces in Ardee on 30 November 1920.

Relatives of both patriots attended the function, and a magnificent new banner was unfurled in honour of the two.

Volunteer Sean O'Carroll was a native of Belfast. Eamonn O'Carroll from Belfast thanked mid-Louth Sinn Féin for inviting the family to the function. It was great to know that after 82 years, Sean and Patrick were not forgotten, he said. Eamonn wished Sinn Féin all success and best wishes for the future, both in mid-Louth and throughout Ireland.

Sinn Féin Vice President Joe Cahill then spoke of his confidence for the future. Joe stated that he had been born in 1920 in a united Ireland, albeit under British rule. "I am convinced I will die in a united Ireland, this time free of British rule," he said. Joe finished by urging everyone present to play their part in the struggle for freedom, peace and justice.

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