The event held in the Ashburn Hotel, hosted Ógra Shinn Féin National Organiser Barry McColgan and former Sinn Féin MLA for Upper Bann Dara O’Hagan, speaking on the theme of “Youth in Struggle”.
Ógra activist Tiarna McCorry chaired the event,
“We were really pleased with the good turnout from local republicans to mark this significant anniversary. Barry talked about the role of Na Fianna throughout the history of the Irish struggle and lessons we can learn. Dara talked about the great political changes from the foundation of Na Fianna 100 years ago, and the ongoing role young people have to play in the struggle today.”
“Na Fianna played a valuable role throughout Irish history. It is now for the young people of today to continue that struggle to it’s successful conclusion. Young people are the driving force of republicanism. Our role in Ógra and Sinn Féin is to complete the struggle that so many Fianna fought for and gave their lives. An Phoblacht Abú!”
The event also saw the launch of a new video and power point produced by Ógra Shinn Féin, as well as an open floor discussion. Ógra Shinn Féin will be hosting more of these events through Ireland , for further events keep up to date on www.osf.ie.