Friday, July 13, 2012

Martin Hurson remembered in Wexford town

A vigil to honour the memory of the sixth man to die on the 1981 H-Block Hunger Strike was held in Wexford towns Bullring this evening. A large group of republicans from across the county attended the 31st anniversary event organised by the local Dunne/Kelly and Joe Whitty cumainn.

Martin Hurson lost the ability to hold down water after around forty days on hunger strike, and died of dehydration six days later on the 13th of July. He had spent five years in prison and during this period had gotten engaged to his long term girlfriend, Bernadette Donnelly. He took part in the blanket protest and then replaced Brendan McLaughlin on hunger strike on the 29th of May.

The next hunger strike commemorative event will be held in New Ross on the 1st of August in memory of Kevin Lynch.

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