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#OTD in 2008 – Death of Brendan ‘The Dark’ Hughes, aged 59.

As leader of the Belfast brigade of the IRA, Hughes led one of the most effective campaigns seen during the Troubles. But he also endured the worst of the British prison regime at Long Kesh, spending 13 years in jail. 353 altre parole

Irish History

Bobby Sands - McIllhatton

This rousing song was written by Bobby Sands, one of the greatest ever to have lain down his life for Ireland. Rebel Voice wonders just how much Ireland has lost out on with the passing of Sands. 25 altre parole

Rebel Voice Music

#OTD in 1983 – Long Kesh Prison Escape: Thirty-eight members of the IRA escaped from the maximum security Long Kesh prison near Lisburn.

Two years after the epic 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike in which ten young republicans died, there was another epic event at Long Kesh that dealt a huge blow to the Thatcher regime in Ireland. 499 altre parole

Irish History

Remembering How Unionist 'King Rat' Wright Was Eliminated

It’s interesting to hear how the Establishment politicians of the day were at pains to condemn the killing of the ruthless Unionist terrorist, Billy Wright. 64 altre parole

Ireland

Bobby Sands - Back Home In Derry

This beautiful song was written by the Irish revolutionary and martyr, Bobby Sands. The lyrics are among the best to be found in any Rebel Song. 6 altre parole

Rebel Voice Music

The Boy From Tamlaghtduff

This fine ballad from Christy Moore is a firm favourite among Irish Republicans around the globe.

Rebel Voice Music

Francis Hughes - Irish Rebel And Martyr

This moving footage has some insightful family photos of Francis Hughes as a child. It’s a deserved tribute to a great Irish revolutionary.

Ireland