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Sunday, August 28, 2011


Republican Colour Party and Band , Bundoran , August 27th , 2011.

Bundoran Hunger-Strike Commemoration , Saturday 27th August 2011.

The 30th annual Hunger Strike Commemoration was held in Bundoran , County Donegal , on Saturday last , 27th August 2011. The largest turn-out in recent years joined the Bundoran/Ballyshannon H-Block Committee in remembering the ten men who died on hunger-strike in 1981 and listened intently as Richard Behal read a previously unpublished poem by Bobby Sands.
A full report will be published in the September 2011 issue of
'Saoirse' , which goes to print on Wednesday 7th September 2011 : meanwhile , photographs from this Commemoration can be viewed here.
Thanks ,