Strabane republican commemoration
West Tyrone Sinn Fein MLA Barry McElduff will be the main speaker at this weekend's commemoration held in memory of republican dead from the West Tyrone.
Outlining details of Sunday’s event, Sinn Fein councillor and Chairperson of Strabane District Council, Kieran McGuire said: “Twenty four republicans are listed on the West Tyrone Roll of Honour and Remembrance and this annual commemoration, organised in conjunction with Strabane National Graves, provides an opportunity for family, comrades and friends of our local patriot dead to come together to honour their memory in a collective way.
“The people of this area have continually demonstrated their support and respect for republicans who have sacrificed everything in the cause of Irish Freedom and, on behalf of the organisers I would encourage local republicans to make a special effort to participate in this year’s event.”
The annual commemoration parade will leave from “Ballycolman shops” at 3pm and make its way to the Republican Plot at Strabane Cemetery where Barry McElduff will deliver the main address. En route, a wreath will also be laid at the Hunger Strike Memorial at Townsend Street.
Tea and sandwiches will be served afterwards at Fountain Street Community Centre.
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