"...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,

Mural photo is a smaller version of the beautiful photograph by Conánn Fitzpatrick and is used with permission.
15th-Jun-2009 08:32 pm (UTC) - RIP Bobby Sands
Hiya, just came accross this page by accident to be honest but quite enjoyed reading everyone else's view!

I have read Bobby's book "One Day in My Life" and really enjoyed it. Some parts gave me shivers! I am currently reading "10 Men Dead" which is giving me a bit more information and I am enjoying learning all about the Republican Movement. My cousin (Padriag Pearse James Connolly Atkin!!) recently gave me a book called "5o Dead Men Walking" and assured me I wouldn't be able to put it down once I started. I am looking forward to that. Also to see the film.

I have also watched a few films but find it difficult as I get quite emotional and upset by some of the harsh treatment which they men suffered at the hands of the brits. Hunger in particular upset me. I couldn't finish watching The Wind That Shakes The Barley. I feel that H3: The Blanketmen's Story was very moving and powerful. If anyone is interested in watching films based on the Troubles I strongly recommend this one.

I have attended a fair few marches here in Glasgow, Bloody Sunday Rememberance, Doc's anniversary parade at Easter, St Patrick's Day etc. I am really looking forward to the Annual Hunger Strike Commemoration march in Bundoran this year in August.

I would like to ask, if anyone knows of any, which books would be best for me to read to learn more about 1916 and the Easter Rising. I feel that I have showed an interest in the 1981 Hunger Strike but would love to learn more about The Easter Rising. Any thoughts?

TAL, Sammy
15th-Jun-2009 11:18 pm (UTC) - Re: RIP Bobby Sands
Thank you lots for your wonderful comment, Sammy. I am going to ask my historian friend at '1169 and counting...' ( to recommend some good books for you if she will. Watch this spot. :)
17th-Jun-2009 03:07 pm (UTC) - Re: RIP Bobby Sands
Hi all !
Sharon here , from '1169...' , with a book suggestion : of all the books , pamphlet's ,articles etc that I have read in relation to Irish history , the one that has stayed in my mind is a book I read about 3 or 4 years ago - it concentrates mainly on the period after the 1916 Rising and contains some material I never knew about . It's a heart-breaking compilation of real-life historical stories on some of those who took their lead from the Rising , and goes into great detail on those involved . I couldn't recommend it highly enough .
The book is called 'Seventy-Seven Of Mine,Said Ireland' , and the author is Martin O'Dwyer (Bob).
If it means you having to join a library to get your hands on it , you'll be glad you did!
18th-Jun-2009 02:40 am (UTC) - Re: RIP Bobby Sands
Thank you Sharon! :)
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