On this Saturday, August 20th, a major commemoration to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike will take place in Clonmel. There will be a march to the Manchester Martyrs Monument on the Quay, where a wreath-laying ceremony will take place. Later guest speakers, including former “blanket man” Jim McCann, will address those in attendance.
The PRO for the Hunger Strike Committee, Kevin Brunnick says “It is important to point out that this is a historical and educational event. I would encourage anyone or any group with even a passing interest in our history to attend what promises to be an interesting evening, with the opportunity to talk to some of the individuals who were involved in the Hunger Strike, including Jim McCann”.
Those attending are asked to assemble on Saturday evening at the Western Road at 5pm.