Sorry for my lack of blogging, I had exams all last week and had to return home this weekend for some pressing business.
A Comrade has asked me to point out a date for all Republicans diaries.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Sean Sabhat and Feargal O hannluain. Republicans annually commemorate this date at the spot where they were captured/killed.
This year a national event is being planned. Interviews have been taken from some of the participants in the raid on Brookborough Barracks and also from local people.
All the information is being published shortly in a booklet. The booklet is a treasury of previously unpublished information.
On New Year’s Day a parade to the monument will take place and the guest speaker will be Gerry Adams. Fermanagh Republicans have a lorry of the type used in the attack and a team are in the process of renovating it. (The original lorry was buried under tonnes of rock in a quarry about twenty years ago.)
The parade will be followed by a presentation to the members of the Pearse Column in Derrygannon Community Centre, where an exhibition of items from the time will be displayed.
As Republicans we have a long history of commerating our fallen dead, none are worthier than the two Republicans mentioned.
This is an event that I hope to attend myself and would encourage other Republicans to do likewise.
Malcolm X has a quote that symbolises the character of those two brave Volunteers
"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. "