Eamon ‘Bronco’ Bradley remembered

Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney addressing the attendance at Saturday evening's Eamonn 'Bronco' Bradley 30th anniversary commemoration at the Shantallow Republican Monument. 2808JM140

Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney addressing the attendance at Saturday evening's Eamonn 'Bronco' Bradley 30th anniversary commemoration at the Shantallow Republican Monument. 2808JM140

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Several hundred people attended a commemoration in Shantallow on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of IRA volunteer Eamonn ‘Bronco’ Bradley.

Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney, the main speaker at the event at Racecourse Road, gave an account of the life of Eamonn Bradley, reflecting that the sacrifices made by republicans like Eamonn Bradley still drives republican politics today.

IRA volunteer Eamon 'Bronco' Bradley. (2408MM08)

IRA volunteer Eamon 'Bronco' Bradley. (2408MM08)

Following the oration a number of wreaths were laid at the Shantallow republican monument.

Liam McCartney laid a wreath at the monument on behalf of the republican movement while councillor Tony Hassan laid a wreath on behalf of Sinn Féin. Martin McGilloway also laid a wreath on behalf of the Bradley/Heaney memorial committee.

Bobby Sheerin presented flowers to Eamonn Bradley’s sisters, Lynn Bradley and Cathy Bell.

The commemoration ended with Mrs Bell thanking the crowd for attending and for their support over the last 30 years.