Monday, August 1, 2011

Kevin Lynch remembered in Wexford town

Cllr Anthony Kelly led a minutes silence at a vigil held in memory of Kevin Lynch this evening in Redmond Square, Wexford town. A large crowd of republicans had gathered to honour the hunger striker who died thirty years ago today.
Kevin Lynch was a twenty five year old republican prisoner from Park, near Dungiven in Derry when he sacrificed his life in the pursuit of basic rights for himself and his comrades. A keen sportsman, his local hurling team was renamed in his honour after his death.
A broad age group of republicans attended the vigil this evening. Some remember full well those terrible days when the hunger strikers were allowed die by two indifferent governments, while others there had not even been born at that time. Nine Sinn Féin cumainn from across the county were represented at the vigil.
Cllr Kelly reminded everyone that Wexford Sinn Féin will be holding a vigil in memory of Kieran Doherty tomorrow evening at 7pm in Taghmon.

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