Hunger Strike event

Letterkenny Mayor, Sinn Féin Cllr Gerry McMonagle, will chair a Hunger Strike event tomorrow at the Hunger Strike Memorial, Ballyboe Park, in the Glencar area of Letterkenny. The event, a celebration of the hunger strikers’ lives, is set for 8pm, July 8.

Letterkenny Mayor, Sinn Féin Cllr Gerry McMonagle, will chair a Hunger Strike event tomorrow at the Hunger Strike Memorial, Ballyboe Park, in the Glencar area of Letterkenny. The event, a celebration of the hunger strikers’ lives, is set for 8pm, July 8.

Main speaker will be Gerry McConville, former blanketman and comrade of hunger striker Joe McDonald.

The 10 men who died on hunger strike in 1981 “were remarkable human beings who made the ultimate sacrifice in unimaginable conditions and it is only fitting that we mark their sacrifice,” the mayor said.