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1 August 2016 Edition

Derek Highsted 40th anniversary marked with dedicated publication

1 August 2016

FAMILY, friends and comrades remembered Derek Highsted, Sinn Féin Organiser in Britain during the 1970s, on Sunday evening at a wreath-laying ceremony in July which enjoyed warm sunshine at his final resting place in St Patrick’s Churchyard, Glen, Maghera, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death in England. Free article

Raidió na Poblachta – Radio of the Republic

1 August 2016

These were the words of the first international radio broadcast from Ireland. They were sent from O’Connell Street, Dublin, in Morse code tapped out on a transmitter by a Volunteer of the Irish Republican Army. The building was then Reis’s shop, 10-11 Lower O’Connell Street, at the corner of Abbey Street, now the Grand Central Bar. Free article

Frongoch – University of Revolution

1 August 2016

IN THE SMALL VALLEY of Frongoch, in north Wales, 400 people gathered on 11 June to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival almost 1,800 Irish POWs following the 1916 Easter Rising. Free article

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