23 June 2005 Edition

From Benburb Priory to the H-Blocks - BY BARRY McNALLY (ÓGRA SHINN FÉIN)

23 June 2005

On behalf of Ógra Shinn Féin, I would like to thank and congratulate Coiste na nIarchimí on the successful Campa Náisúnta Óige held in Benburb Priory on 11 and 12 June. The organisation and hospitality was of the highest standard. Free article

Language Act will boost Irish language print media

23 June 2005

Deir foilsitheoir Lá, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, gur féidir le ranna stáit agus boird stáit airgead a shábáil tré na meáin Ghaeilge a úsáid ina gcuid bolscaireachta. Free article

Join the Castlerea Bike Run

23 June 2005

Last September, a few republicans organised an event which bought a new meaning to being on the run - a motorcycle run to Castlerea prison to raise funds for prisoners' dependents. Organisers Neil O'Sullivan and Donie Griffin said it was not only a fundraiser but also to raise awareness of republican prisoners, some of whom should have been freed years ago under the trems of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

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Memorial to Kit Conway unveiled

23 June 2005

Basking in bright sunshine on Saturday 11 June, a large crowd gathered in the small Tipperary village of Burncourt to witness the unveiling of an impressive commemorative plaque in memory of legendary local republican soldier Kit Conway. An orphan boy, he was reared in the Clogheen poorhouse and at the age of 14 went to work for a farmer in his native parish. Free article

Francie 'The Cardinal' McCrory

23 June 2005

Francie McCrory was born in December 1922 and reared in Ballymacarret in the parish of St Matthews in East Belfast. He married his childhood sweetheart, Ella Fitzimmons, and they had seven children, two girls and five boys. They, like most people of that era, had their ups and downs. They lost two of their sons, Paul who was brutally murdered by a state-sponsored loyalist death squad on 8 November 1979 and Harry who died in London at a young age. Free article

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