40th Anniversary of IRA Volunteer Patsy Duffy

This weekend the last major Republican commemoration of the year will take place at the Bogside and Brandywell Monument to mark the 40th Anniversary of local Volunteer Patsy Duffy.

In one of the earliest examples of the British “Shoot to kill” tactic, unarmed Volunteer Patsy Duffy was shot dead by the British Army in Maureen Avenue on the 24th November 1978.

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy said “These local commemorations are very important indeed.

“We will be gathering on Saturday to remember with dignity and pride the memory of Patsy and stand in solidarity with his family and friends on the 40th Anniversary of his death.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to attend.Saturday’s commemoration will take place at 1.00pm at the Republican Monument on the Lecky Road facing the Gasyard Centre and is organised by the Bogside and  Brandywell Monument Committee.