Some photos of Ardoyne civil unrest down the years will post more later.
With many thanks to: Henry Starr.
Mick Hogan, murdered by the Black n Tans, GAA, Hogan Stand, Bloody Sunday, Croke Park, Dublin, 21st November 1920,
Tipperray footballer and IRA man Mick Hogan who was murdered by the Black n Tans on November 21 1920 at Croke park during a challenge match between Dublin and Tipp, the black bastards burst in to Croke park and shot 14 unarmed civilians, the atrocity was named Bloody Sunday.
With many thanks to: Marcas Mac Giolla Aindreis – Chaírde ar an Arm Náisiúnta Fuascailte na hÉireann.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Loughgall ambush when 9 Irishmen were killed by British Crown Forces. Volunteers Declan Arthurs, Seamus Donnelly, Tony Gormley, Eugene Kelly, Paddy Kelly, Jim Lynagh, Padraig McKearney and Gerard O’Callaghan were members of the East Tyrone Brigade IRA. Civilian Anthony Hughes was also killed that evening. The attack was part of a British murder campaign in East Tyrone/North Armagh in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s when the full might of the British war machine including SAS, British Army, RUC, UVF, UDR were unleashed on the people of East Tyrone.
These nine men were husbands, fathers, sons and brothers to their loved ones whose only crime was that they were Irish in British Occupied Ireland. They were killed by faceless, nameless paid SAS assassins who were in Ireland to carry out Britain’s war of terror against the democratic rights of the Irish people.
The main commemoration this year is the Independent Republican March and Commemoration on Sunday 7th May assembling at Galbally Community Centre at 3pm organised by the P.H. Pearse Society Galbally/Cappagh. The event is non-party political and everyone is welcome.
Sunday 23rd April @2pm 5 mile Sponsored walk, Assemble Republican Monument Aughnagar Chapel.
The James Connolly 1916 Society Monaghan will be holding a day of events to mark the 30th Anniversary of The Loughall Massacre. This will be in conjuction with other independent republican commemorations in Tyrone and Monaghan. On Sunday April 30th we will embark on a sponsored walk from the Jim lynagh, Padraig Mc Kearney Loughall monument in Drumfurrer, Carrickroe co Monaghan to the Seamus mc Elwaine monument Knockatallen, Scotstown, Co Monaghan. A short lecture will take place after the walk in the Sliabh beagh hotel with refreshments served . That night we will be hosting a social night in Moynas bar Scotstown @9. A Prominent speaker will be in attendance on the night.
The annual mass organised by the families will be on Friday 5th May in Altmore at 7.30pm with refreshments afterwards in Galbally Community Centre.
There will be a Tour of the Graves assisted by local 1916 Societies on Sat 6th May starting at 10.30am in Altmore and continuing on then to Galbally, Aughnagar, Monaghan, Caledon, Tullysarron, Moy and finishing at Edendork.
On Sunday 7th May the main commemoration and march assembles at Galbally Community Centre at 3pm and will make its way to Cappagh.
This commemoration gives all Republicans, young and old, a chance to remember these fine Irishmen who died thirty years ago that evening in Loughgall. Their story is one that the people of Ireland will always remember with sadness, anger, love and pride.
With many thanks to: PH Pearse Galbally Cappagh.
Sunday 23rd April – 5 mile Sponsored walk @ 2pm
Assemble Republican Monument Aughnagar Chapel.
On Sunday April 30th – a sponsored walk from The Jim Lynagh, Padraig Mc Kearney Loughgall Monument in Drumfurrer, Carrickroe Co. Monaghan to The Seamus Mc Elwaine Monument Knockatallon, Scotstown, Co Monaghan. The walk is 9k. Sponsorship cards are available or a Ten Euro entry fee on the day. Assemble at The Sliabh beagh hotel @12noon where transport will be available to The Jim Lynagh Padraig Mc Kearney Loughgall Monument in Drumfurrer. Also a short lecture will take place after the walk in the Sliabh Beagh Hotel with refreshments served. That night a social night in Moyna’s bar Scotstown @9 pm with the band Black Diamond, admission is free and a raffle will take place on the night.
Sunday 30th April Commemorative parade. Assemble Altmore Chapel car park @ 6pm & parade to memorial in Cappagh.
Wednesday 3rd May. Loughgall martyrs memorial lecture in Old Charm Inn Carrickmore @ 8pm.
Friday 5th May – The Anniversary Mass in Altmore @ 7.30pm
Saturday 6th May – Tour of the Graves Route is as follows
Altmore 10.30am, Galbally 11am; Aughnagar 11.30am; Monaghan 12.30pm; Caledon 1.30pm; Tullysarron 2.30pm; Moy 3.15pm; Edendork 4pm
Sunday 7th May – Commemoration at Padraig and Jim’s monument at Drumfurrer at 1pm
Sunday 7th May – March to Cappagh Memorial – assemble at Galbally Community Centre @3pm
Monday 8th May – Commemoration PM for details
Sat 13th May – Loughgall martyrs memorial walk in Sperrin Mountains.
With many thanks to: Maireadp Kelly.
A follow-up to a previous story concerning the murder of Maura Meehan and her sister who were murdered by the British Army:
With many thanks to: Geard Meehan, Meehan and Maguire family’s, https://www.facebook.com/groups/174928556038780/.
We would like thank Eamon Farry for chairing the proceedings and Fermanagh Republican and ex P.O.W Barry Murray for speaking not only of our fallen republicans or modern day republicanism but also of the social change that will effect our everyday lives in the not so long future.
We would like to thank the band Gary Lawlor and the rebels for what can only be described as an outstanding night enjoyed by all. And last but not least we would like to thank everybody that came to both events as we very much appreciate your support.
With many thanks to: EIRC Fermanagh.
These British Soldiers marched on the streets of Belfast protesting at not being treated fairly in the North of Ireland. They are afraid to face their own British Court system because they know they will be found “Guilty As charged” for murder & Treason…….
But back in 1982 on the 16th April one of the victims of the Trouble’s: A Child of 11 summers was murdered by these brave British Soldiers – Shot dead by the British Army on the streets of Belfast.
With many thanks to: Gary Donnelly.