47th Anniversary IRA Volunteer Eamonn Lafferty wreath laying ceremony

A wreath laying ceremony will take place this Saturday to mark the 47th Anniversary of the death of IRA Volunteer Eamonn Lafferty.

Eamonn Lafferty was the first IRA Volunteer in Derry to be shot dead  by the British army during a gun battle in Kildrum Gardens, Creggan, on August 18th 1971.

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell said “This Saturday marks the 47th Anniversary of the death of IRA Volunteer Eamonn Lafferty.

“On that fateful day in 1971 the British Army attempted to come into Creggan up Southway, a heavy gun battle took place between British soldiers and IRA Volunteers. During this battle Eamonn was shot and subsequently died from his injuries.

“The local Cumann which is named in his honour will be holding its annual wreath laying at Kildrum Gardens at 1.00pm .I would  encourage as many people as possible to attend ,everyone is welcome.

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