Drogheda Hunger Strike Commemoration on Saturday 9th Sept

Sinn Féin in Drogheda will hold its annual commemoration to Ireland’s twenty two hunger strikers this Saturday 9th September.

The Commemoration leaves Bolton Square at 2.30pm and will march to the monument at Grove Hill.

In attendance this year, as in previous years, will be the Rising Phoenix Republican Fife band from Dublin and the local colour party.

As in past commemorations held in Drogheda, the speech will be given by a former Republican prisoner. This year the speech will be given by Síle Darragh who was the IRA Officer in Command in Armagh Gaol during the hunger strike in 1980 until her release in 1981.

The commemoration will be chaired by Cllr David Saurin and all are welcome to attend.