6 January 2013 Edition

Civil War martyr Joe McKelvey tribute in Belfast

6 January 2013

JOE McKELVEY, one of the ‘Four Martyrs’ executed by the Free State Government on 8 December 1922, was remembered in his home town of Belfast on the 90th anniversary of his death. Free article

Volunteer Eugene Devlin remembered on 40th anniversary

6 January 2013

 LARGE CROWD gathered at the graveside of IRA Volunteer Eugene Devlin in Strabane Cemetery in County Tyrone on Thursday 27 December to mark the 40th anniversary of his death at the hands of the British Army.

Participants, led by the Strabane Memorial Flute Band, had paraded from the monument erected in Eugene’s memory in the nearby Drumrallagh Estate.  

The commemoration was... Free article

Seán Kenna, Dundalk

6 January 2013

SINN FÉIN PRESIDENT and Louth TD Gerry Adams expressed his “deep sense of sadness” at the death of former Sinn Féin Councillor Seán Kenna who died on Tuesday 11 December. Free article

Tom Pilkington, County Sligo

6 January 2013

TOM PILKINGTON, a lifelong Irish republican, passed away peacefully at Sligo General Hospital on 3 October 2012. He was 91. According to family members, Tom was a distant relation to General Liam ‘Billy’ Pilkington. Free article

Rita McNally, Armagh

6 January 2013

RITA McNALLY sadly passed away in the early hours of Sunday 18 November following a short illness. Her funeral, which was attended by hundreds of mourners, took place two days later from her home in Armagh to Clady Chapel, where she was buried in the family plot. Free article

Nick Furlong, Wexford

6 January 2013

THE DEATH of Nick Furlong (1926-2012) in Wexford General Hospital on 1 November severs another direct link with the tragic and bitter IRA campaign of the 1940s in County Wexford. Free article

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