Kevin Lynch commemoration events

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA and former Hunger Striker Raymond McCartney will be the main speaker at a march in Park tonight from 7.30pm in memory of Kevin Lynch who died on the 1981 Hunger Strike

The march will assemble beside St. Mary’s Chapel, Altinure before proceeding to the memorial stone in Park Village which was unveiled in 2009 in memory of Kevin Lynch

Raymond McCartney said: “Kevin was just 20 years of age when he entered Long Kesh and immediately joined the Blanket protest. As a young man growing up in Dungiven, Kevin was known as a happy-go-lucky lad with a love of life and an outstanding ability as a sportsman. He excelled at both hurling and football, representing club and county with distinction.”

Other events this weekend include a parade in Dungiven at 2pm, starting from Dungiven Castle. The Sinn Fein office in Dungiven will be open from 10am until 9pm on Saturday for a museum display, and again on Sunday from 10am until 4pm. A vigil will take place on Monday at 8pm at the Kevin Lynch Monument in Dungiven.