Bridie McBrearty, on the left, mother of Volunteer George McBrearty, and Anne Bell plant Crann na Poblachta to commemorate the 1981 hunger strikers and the anniversary of George McBrearty and Charles ‘Pop’ Maguire, at Rathkeele Way on Sunday afternoon last. Photos: George Sweeney. DER2122GS - 001

IN PICTURES: Crann na Poblachta planted in memory of George McBrearty and Charles ‘Pop’ Maguire and the 1981 hunger strikers

On Sunday, to mark the 40th anniversary of IRA volunteers George McBrearty and Charles ‘Pop’ Maguire and the ten hunger strikers who died in the H-Blocks in 1981, a new ‘Crann na Poblachta’ was planted in Creggan. The ‘Tree of the Republic’ - a native silver birch - was planted at the George McBrearty mural at Rathkeele Way.

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