Conor Magennis 2Little 7 year old Conor Magennis from Dundalk was so moved by what he saw happening  to children his own age in Gaza that he asked to attend the solidarity protest in Dundalk.  He proudly stood beside his father Paddy and his grandparents and little sister.

Unfortunately, over the weekend he fell and injured his leg and has been confined to the house and to bed. His father Paddy said “when we told him he wouldn’t be able to jump around or play football he didn’t care. All he cared about was not being able to support the children in Gaza.” It didn’t take long for the innovative little boy to come up with a plan.

Granny Maria was sent to buy loom bands and little Conor is now spending his time making special ‘Gaza Loom Band Bracelets’. Conor said “I am going to sell them for whatever anybody wants to pay me. Then when I get all the money, I am going to buy books and pencils for the children in Gaza to bring to school.”

His father Paddy said “I’m so proud of him, he is just 7 years old and this is all his own idea.”

You can get one of Conor’s special ‘Gaza Loom Band Bracelets’ for a donation at Gerry Adams TD’s office in Crowe Street. But hurry, I have a feeling they are going to go fast.

Conor in bed - but still working

Conor in bed – but still working

Conor, sister Katie, Daddy and Granny

Conor, sister Katie, Daddy and Granny at Gaza Solidarity Protest in Dundalk