Republicans from across County Wexford gathered in Enniscorthy last Friday (8th July) to remembered Joe McDonnell. A vigil was held in Market Square to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Joe’s death on Hunger Strike in the H-Blocks.
Cllr Johnny Mythen called for a minute of silence to reflect on the bravery and determination of Joe McDonnell and the other nine hunger strikers who died in 1981 in an attempt to win political status for republican prisoners.
This event marked the fifth vigil to be held in County Wexford this Summer in memory of the hunger strikers. Further events will be held across the county. The next vigil will take place in Ferns on the 13th to commemorate Martin Hurson.