Category Archives: IRISH REPUBLICAN HISTORY

A FASCINATING LOOK AT ICONIC HUNGER STRIKER

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

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DOCUMENTARY maker Brendan J Byrne sets out to bring  us the man behind  the  icon in this  detailed look  at the life of the hunger striker Bobby Sands. He achieves his aim exceptionally well in this fascinating  film that contextualises this torrid period in the North of Ireland’s history, and the events that led Sands and the other hunger strikers to take the dramatic action they did. The movie looks at the history of hunger striking, how self-starvation can impact on the body, and why 10 prisoners  died in their fight for special category status to be returned in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh Prison. Coming at the story from each and every angle, Byrne has given us a comprehensive and balanced film which also features the writings and hunger – strike diaries of Sands himself, voiced brilliantly by Belfast actor Martin McCann in the film. In fact, this is one of the best documentaries ever made about the Troubles – informative, brilliantly put together by Byrne and his editor Paul Devlin and at times incredibly moving.

 Featuring the contributions of several commentators and historian’s, it tells the story from the Unionist context also, with contributors including terrified prison officer’s recalling their fear at their families being attacked. As well as going into intimate historical details about the history of the Troubles – from the perspectives of both sides of the Irish Sea – and how the hunger strikes came to pass, the film also examines how they impacted in other parts of the world. It’s a stirring, wonderfully made documentary and an important account of a grim period in our trobled history.

With many thanks to: Esther Mccarthy. Sunday World.

 

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Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout!.

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Jim Larkin.

Dublin 10th Novermber 1915 – A serious new dispute between dockers and employers in now threating to end in renewed strike action in Dublin.

The City of Dublin Company has refused the demands of dockers for wage increases and the response from the Carters is to decline to handle material from the company’s boats.
The Employer’s Federation met to discuss the question yesterday and have recommended that the Carters be locked out.
The employment of up to 3,000 men is at issue in the dispute, with negotiations now being undertaken to seek a resolution.

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A new Lockout in Dublin? A loading wharf on the Liffey. All work along the quays has stalled as a result of his new dispute.

The threatened lockout comes as reports from Amercia claim that Jim Larkin, the leading personality of the 1913 Lockout, is ‘down on his luck’. Larkin has ended up in dispute with certain sections of Irish America, leading him to be described in one paper as a ‘base, intolerant, perverted, fuming, raving, ranting hypocrite’.

With many thanks to: Gillean Robertson Miller.
http:// 1916 Easter Rising Historical Society

IRA Volunteer Hugh Coney, a native of Coalisland, Co Tyone, was shot dead by the British Army while attempting to escape from Long Kesh on 6th November 1974.

Following the introduction of internment in August 1971, the internees were initially held in Magilligan Prison, Co Derry, and the Maidstone Prison Ship, moored in Belfast Lough.

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Oglach Hugh Coney - Coalisland, Co Tyrone.

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Maidstone Prison Ship - moored at Belfast Lough

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Magillign Prison - 1970s.

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Magilligan Prison - as it is today.

For more information on Oglach Hugh Coney, please click on the link below for more details:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze_Prison_escape

Maidstone Prison Ship click on the link below for more details:

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HMP Maidstone in the harbour of Algiers. Alongside HMP Safari and HMS Sahib

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Maidstone_(1937)

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Christina ‘Dina’ Hunter was born in 1901. At the time the Hunter family were living in a one room tenement at number 7 McGuinness Court.

Her father was a coach painter, while her mother, Sarah was a house kepper. They already had a two-year-old son John. They would later move to number 25 Townsend Street, another one room tenement, and the family would expand to include Sarah, Liziebeth and Jane Frances.

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Christy and Dina Crothers nee Hunter

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Kathleen Lynn.

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The Funeral of Thomas Ashe.

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Sean Hunter (Johnny).

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1916 Easter Rising Historical Society.
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REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN ULSTER: THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS IN THE NORTH, 1913 – 1923.

Saturday 14th November 2015, Cardinal Ó Fiaich Library & Archive, 15 Moy Road, Co Armagh.

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REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN ULSTER: THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS IN THE NORTH, 1913 - 1923.

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Easter Lily

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Declan McGlinchey was on path to peace before his sudden death, say family – The Irish News

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Declan Mc Glinchey - Requiem Mass in Bellaghy on Wednesday at the Church of St Mary at 11am.

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Mary McGlinchey

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Dominic McGlinchey

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Oglach Martin Meehan (8th Anniversary) occours today, In living memory of my late father Martin who died suddenlly 3rd November 2007.

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My heart is full of memories, with pride I speak your name, my life go’s on without you but nothing seems the same. I talk about you often, of the things you would say and do, I have so many memories, but I wish I still had you.

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Martin Meehan - died suddenly, 3rd November 2007.

You are not just a memory silently kept, your a part of my life I will never forget. Gone from my sight, away from my touch, but in my memories, loved so much.

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From left to right - Kevin, Mary and Martin og.

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Oglach Martin Meehan.

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Kevin and Mary Meehan - in front of mural of Martin.

Always remembered with great pride, your loving son Kevin and grandson Donovan xxx.

James Fintan Lalor, the real Revolutionary of ’48’, was born March 8th, 1807, at Tenaill, Abbeyleix.

Sent to Carlow Lay College, 1825. On leaving college he was apprenticed to Dr. Jacob of Maryborough. He only remained eighteen months there, when he left suddenly and embarked for France.

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