This year's annual Hunger Strike Rally is taking place in Monaghan on Sunday the 4th of August. It was in the Cavan - Monaghan constituency that Hunger Striker Kieran Doherty was elected TD to Dáil Éireann during the 1981 General Election.
The weekend will run from the 3rd to the 4th of August, ending with the annual Hunger Strike Rally in Monaghan. In order to book a place completed booking forms and a deposit of £15/ €20 must be returned by Friday the 26th of July. For more information or to book a place please contact Barry on 07885569940 or Leanne on 07742593106.
Encouraging activists to attend, Sinn Féin Republican Youth member Mairéad Farrell said 'The annual Hunger Strike Youth weekend is one of the key dates in the SFRY calender and as such one of our best attended events every year. Members from across Ireland gather to remember all those who died on Hunger Strike whilst also educating themselves on all that happened in 1980 and 1981.'
Saturday 3rd August
10am: Registration and Check In
10.45am: Fáilte and ground rules
11am: ‘On The Blanket’ Talk by Freddie Toal
1.30pm: Tour of Armagh Women’s Gaol
3pm: ‘A Border Poll on Irish Unity’ – Discussion & Workshop
8pm: ‘The 1981 Hunger Strike’ Talk by former Hunger Striker Pat Sheehan MLA in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan
10pm: Irish Night in The Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan
Sunday 4th August
11.30am: Republican Tour of Monaghan
2.30pm: National Hunger Strike March & Rally
*Clár subject to change