Veteran Wexford republican Mick Avic O' Leary called the final roll call of the ten men who sacrificed themselves in 1981 to the crowd of local republicans who had gathered in Taghmons republican garden last night. Mr O' Leary promised that these memorials would continue every summer and that we would never forget the ideals and sacrifices of the ten martyrs of '81.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Mickey Devine remembered in Taghmon
The tenth and last republican to die on hunger strike in the H-Blocks in the terrible summer of 1981 was remembered in Taghmon last night. 'Red' Mickey Devine was only 27 years old when he died on the protest against the criminalisation of republican prisoners.