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LAURENCE MCKEOWN, who endured 70 days on hunger strike in 1981 in the Maze Prison, and who since become an awarenesses winning writer, will read at the next Over The Edge.
Almost 7,000 people gathered in Ballina last weekend to take part in the National Hunger Strike Commemoration which took place in Mayo for the first time. Thousands travelled from all over the country to mark the 36th anniversary of the H-Block hunger strikes as well as honour the Mayo men who died on hunger strike including Ballycroy native Jack McNeela, Hollymount’s Frank Stagg, and Ballina man Michael Gaughan.
Pat Sheehan, who went 55 days without food during the 1981 hunger strikes, and who is now Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West, will speak in Galway this weekend, at an event commemorating the use of hunger strikes by Republicans throughout the 20th century.
Brendan ‘Bik’ McFarlane is to speak and perform in Ballina on Thursday next (May 29).
Thirty years on from the famous Long Kesh Hunger Strike of 1981, in which 10 Republican prisoners died, an exhibition on the subject will be hosted in the Dalton Inn Claremorris on Saturday November 5.
Two women in the sixties staged a picket outside Mayo County Council offices this week — with one of them on a hunger strike — as they want the council to buy their home in Clareville, Claremorris.