40th Anniversary of IRA Volunteer Pat Harkin

A commemoration will take place in Derry tonight (Tuesday) at 7.00pm at the Republican Monument on the Lecky Road to remember the 40th Anniversary of IRA Volunteer Pat Harkin.

He died on the 2nd October 1978 following a heart attack.

From the Brandywell area of Derry Pat was a keen greyhound lover .Following his death the Pat Harkin Cup was named in his honour and was one of the big summer cup competitions in the city for many years.

Encouraging people to attend tonight’s commemoration Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney said

“The memory of local republicans who are no longer with us is deeply cherished within communities. These local commemorations provide an opportunity for people to show that their sacrifice has not, and will not, be forgotten.

 “The people of this city have continually demonstrated their support and respect for our fallen republican dead and I would once again call on people to the take the time out and come along on Tuesday night at 7.00pm and remember Vol Pat Harkin with pride along with all the republican dead from this area.