BOBBY SANDS
"...So venceremos, beidh bua againn eigin lá eigin. Sealadaigh abú".
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5th-May-2017 11:21 pm


**Note for Dreamwidth site: This is a new import that I will be changing as time permits. I do not have the layout exactly as I wish at this time and will be adding to it. Please feel free to read and comment.

For several years on my journals devoted to Bobby, I have marked the anniversaries of all the hunger strikers as well as significant events. I would like now to refer people to the archive to look at the daily titles from last year, for example, in order to refresh their memory of the history of that time. If I find new articles or anything current to augment this journal, I will of course post it. For current events in the political situation, please refer to SAOIRSE32. I do monitor comments made here, so please feel free to post them.

Regretfully, I have had to introduce comment screening on this journal. It pains me greatly to discover a visible insult to Bobby or any of the brave hunger strikers, and I will no longer allow that to happen. I do have to approve all comments from non-friends now, but I do NOT screen your IP, and you may still comment anonymously. Your comment, if it is respectful, will appear after being seen by me. I do not have to agree with it, but I would like it to be respectful.

You may also read this journal at its alternate site on Blogspot: BOBBY SANDS or BOBBY SANDS on Lj.

The site search is located at the Lj site for now until Google becomes familiar with this location.

Thank you,
micheailin

Mural photo is a smaller version of the beautiful photograph by Conánn Fitzpatrick and is used with permission.
Comments 
24th-Nov-2008 03:28 pm (UTC) - Books on Bobby Sands
Anonymous
I'm about to read 2 books on 'Bobby sands'.But I've bought one which you donot agree with.I was reading one in my Aunties house when I was over in Belfast and Im sure it was the one you didn't agree with.My Father's family are originaly from East Belfast the Short Strand.They did have connections with the cause.I look forward to reading the books.
24th-Nov-2008 09:12 pm (UTC) - Re: Books on Bobby Sands
I'm glad you are reading about Bobby. One of the nice things about a free society is that you are allowed to read what you wish, good and bad. Intelligent people are not swayed by unsupported or prejudiced opinions but can make up their own minds about what to accept and to believe. Without knowing the titles you are speaking about, I couldn't tell you what I think, but it's good you are reading. Thanks for your comment. :)
25th-Nov-2008 09:49 am (UTC) - Re: Books on Bobby Sands
Anonymous
The Books are 'One Day In My Life'and 'Nothing But An Unfinished Song'My Fathers Family over in Belfast did and some still live on the estate where 'Bobby Sands'lived.Even my young children when over in Belfast and we go done the falls Road know who he is.You see I had all my childhood holidays in Belfast until 1969 when the troubles started then I only went back once in the seventies but over the past 3 years I've been back many times.I love the place everyone so warm and freindly and I see it as My Family Heritage.
27th-Nov-2008 08:38 am (UTC) - Re: Books on Bobby Sands
Ahh, well thank you for your comments. I think it is Bobby's own family who took some exception to the second book.
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