BOBBY SANDS
"...So venceremos, beidh bua againn eigin lá eigin. Sealadaigh abú".
Welcome: A brief note about using the archive and search features and comment screening 
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 
11th-Sep-2008 02:00 am (UTC) - Bobby Sands, a brave man...
Anonymous
Hi,
I just want to say, that first of all, i am a Prodestant.
I am old enough to remember the hungerstrike of 81, and as a prodestant i took no pleasure in the deaths of these brave men. It was a sad time for all.
I grew up in a loyalist area in Portadown, and i can remember being in a bar one night, and some young lad made a reference to Bobby Sands. A group of guys sitting drinking at a table, called the young lad over, and told him in no uncertain terms, that if he spoke out of place again about Bobby Sands, he would know about it. The guys were all olde school UVF men, some of whom would have been in jail at the time of the Hungerstikes.
What always stuck with me from that night in the bar, was something i heard one of the guys say to the young lad.
He said "Those guys died for what they believed in, they were brave men he said, and should be remembered as such, and not be dishonured because of their religion.
This did happen, and i just want to point out that although i am from a loyalist background, Bobby Sands, and the other 9 brave men were true soldiers to their cause, and i know that many prodestant people view their sacrifice with a great sadness, and their sacrifices should never ever be forgotten.
I just hope and pray that the dark days of the conflict are over, and that we can all, prodestant and catholic, can live on this great island in peace.
Thankyou
Ace
12th-Sep-2008 12:35 am (UTC) - Re: Bobby Sands, a brave man...
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this. I appreciate it very much.

--micheailin
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