Monday, May 4, 2009

Bobby Sands died on 5th may 1981 - Not forgotten

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death on hunger strike of Booby Sands MP.

We in Balbriggan Sinn Féin view his struggle as an inspiration and a call to us to help make Ireland a better place for all of us.

However, we should not forget that we in Fingal have our own republican history. On 25th September 1917, Thomas Ashe died on hunger strike for political status. He was a talented musician and a school teacher in Corduf National School near Lusk.

These two pictures show Corduff National School and the plague in his memory that is inside the school grounds.
Let us all remember the sacrifices of these two men and let it inspire us all to help create a better Ireland that is worthy of all those previous generations who struggled for our independence.