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1981 – Death of Kieran Doherty, TD for Monaghan-Cavan, on the 73rd day of his hunger strike in Long Kesh prison.

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann.

Kieran was born on 16th October 1955 in Andersonstown, the third son in a family of six children. 305 altre parole

Irish History

1981 – Kevin Lynch, political prisoner, dies in Long Kesh prison after seventy-one days on hunger strike.

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann.

The eighth republican to join the hunger-strike for political status, on 23rd May, following the death of Patsy O’Hara, was twenty-five-year-old fellow INLA Volunteer Kevin Lynch from the small, North Derry town of Dungiven who had been imprisoned since his arrest in 1976. 6 altre parole

Irish History

1981 – Martin Hurson, Irish political prisoner, dies on hunger strike in the H Blocks.

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann.

Edward Martin Hurson was born on September 12th, 1956, in the townland of Aughnaskea, Cappagh, near Dungannon, the eighth of nine children: six girls and three boys. 426 altre parole

Irish History

1981 – Death of Joe McDonnell from Belfast on the 61st day of his hunger strike.

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann.

Joseph (Joe) McDonnell was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), who died in the 1981 Irish hunger strike. 409 altre parole

Irish History

1981 – At 2:11 am, Raymond McCreesh dies on hunger strike on the H Blocks in Long Kesh. Later, the same day at 11:29 pm, he is joined in death by his friend and fellow hunger-striker, Patsy O’Hara.

The third of the resolutely determined IRA Volunteers to join the H-Block hunger strike for political status was twenty-four-year-old Raymond McCreesh, from Camlough in South Armagh: a quiet, shy and good-humoured republican, who although captured at the early age of nineteen, along with two other Volunteers in a British army ambush, had already almost three years active republican involvement behind him. 196 altre parole

Irish History

1981 – Francis Hughes, Irish political prisoner, dies on hunger strike, in the H Blocks of Long Kesh.

The death of Francis Hughes at the age of 25 after a 59 day hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. Hughes was such an effective guerrilla fighter that British authorities at one stage named him as the most wanted man in the north of Ireland. 43 altre parole

Irish History

Bobby Sands, MP

They have nothing in the whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn’t want to be broken”

– Bobby Sands. 103 altre parole

Ireland