12 January 2015 Edition

Brendan McCaffrey, Monaghan/Fermanagh

12 January 2015

THERE was great sadness in the Monaghan/Fermanagh area when ex-prisoner Brendan MacCaffrey passed away last September after a long illness, aged 63. Brendan, or ‘Caffo’ as he was affectionately known, grew up in the area around Roslea, County Fermanagh. While his family had a republican history, it wasn’t until his involvement in the Civil Rights movement and the persistent harassment from British crown forces that Brendan decided to join the IRA. Free article

Niall Vallely, Newry/Armagh

12 January 2015

NIALL VALLELY was an idealist, an activist, a family man, a musician. Coming so quickly after the death of his beloved wife Úna, Niall’s passing on 14 December came during a very difficult period for the entire family. Free article

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