Strabane to host National Hunger Strike Commemoration McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA and Former Hunger Striker Raymond McCartney has announced that the annual National Hunger Strike commemoration will take this on Sunday 4th August at 2.30pm in Strabane.

Raymond McCartney said

“The prison struggle of the late 1970s and early 1980s were without any doubt a key moment in the Irish struggle for freedom and justice. And within that period the Hunger Strike of 1981 is of course the defining moment.

“The National commemoration in Strabane is one of the biggest events in the Republican calendar and I appeal to the wider Republican community in Derry, to the people of Ireland and international sympathisers to mobilise and show support for the ideals for which the Hunger Strikers gave their all.

“The main speaker will be  Martina Anderson MEP, we are asking people to assemble in the Diamond ,Lifford at 2.30pm before proceeding to Strabane town centre.