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14 02, 2018

COMMANDANT MATT FITZPATRICK – A BEACON OF RESISTANCE

By |February 14th, 2018|Culture and History, Platform, Societies|Comments Off on COMMANDANT MATT FITZPATRICK – A BEACON OF RESISTANCE

In a few short years from first Volunteering in the Republican Army, Matt had led the fight for freedom in Monaghan and Fermanagh. Taking part many successful operations against the might of the British Empire. His courage and leadership led to his rising through the ranks of Óglaigh na hÉireann, eventually becoming Officer in Command or Commandant...

26 01, 2018

A UNITED IRELAND, NOW MORE SO THAN EVER, IS ACHIEVABLE!

By |January 26th, 2018|Societies|Comments Off on A UNITED IRELAND, NOW MORE SO THAN EVER, IS ACHIEVABLE!

Now people are a lot more confident of actually live in one. Though this is only an opportunity, but what ‘we’ can do is, make sure the opportunity becomes a reality. We do that, by getting out there with our message of ‘Independence and Sovereignty’...

5 01, 2018

THE LEGACY OF CONNOLLY 150 YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH

By |January 5th, 2018|Platform, Societies|Comments Off on THE LEGACY OF CONNOLLY 150 YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH

June 5th 2018 will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of James Connolly in Edinburgh’s Cowgate. This will provide us with an opportunity to reappraise Connolly’s life and work. Not to merely commemorate or recall the dates that mark out significant chapters and events in his life, but rather to meaningfully engage with the man, his writings and his philosophy...

5 01, 2018

SEAN SOUTH AND FERGAL O’HANLON COMMEMORATION

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The Matt Fitzpatrick, 1916 Society, Newtownbutler, have organised a commemoration for Volunteers Sean South and Fergal O’Hanlon, who were killed on Active Service on the notorious ‘Brookeborough Raid’ during the ‘Border Campaign’...

14 12, 2017

THE TRUTH WILL OUT

By |December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE TRUTH WILL OUT

Paul takes up the story with after being arrested in South Derry in 1976 how he ended up on the Blanket Protest. Originally Paul had Political Status but because he refused to recognise the courts and was sentenced after the 1st March, he lost it. At 18 years old he had sentenced to 14 years in jail. At this stage, he had no idea that there was a blanket protest underway...