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1981 – Martin Hurson, Irish political prisoner, died after forty-four days on hunger strike.

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann.

On 29 May 1981, Martin Hurson joined the hunger-strike, replacing South Derryman Brendan McLoughlin who was forced to drop out because of a burst stomach ulcer. 34 altre parole

Irish History

1981 – Death of Joe McDonnell, from Lenadoon, Belfast, after 61 days on hunger strike.

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann!

Joe McDonnell was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), who died in the 1981 Irish hunger strike. 415 altre parole

Irish History

Today in Irish History – 22 May:

1748 – Birth of landscape painter, Thomas Roberts in Co Waterford.

1805 – Michael Doheny, poet and Young Irelander, is born near Fethard, Co Tipperary. 633 altre parole

Irish History

1981 – Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O'Hara die on hunger strike in Long Kesh prison.

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. 159 altre parole

Irish History

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

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann!

The death of Francis Hughes at the age of 25 after a 59 day hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. 57 altre parole

Irish History

1954 – Birth of Robert Gerard 'Bobby' Sands in in Rathcoole, north Belfast, spending his early years in Abbots Cross in the Newtownabbey area of north Belfast.

He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate. 193 altre parole

Irish History

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