Monday, May 11, 2015

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Loughghall Martyrs Remembered In Galbally/Cappagh

The 1916 Societies report on a commemoration hosted by the body.

The P.H. Pearse Society Galbally/Cappagh have erected our Loughgall Martyrs Billboard and National Flag at Galbally Crossroads, in memory of Volunteers Declan Arthurs, Seamus Donnelly, Eugene Kelly, Tony Gormley, Patrick Kelly, Jim Lynagh, Padraig Mc Kearney and Gerard O Callaghan, murdered by the SAS at Loughgall on 8th May 1987.



We also remember Anthony Hughes who died at the hands of the SAS and his brother Oliver who was seriously wounded.

We send our solidarilty to their families and recognise your loss and suffering and your continuing battle for justice and truth. These men will be forever held in the highest esteem by the people in our area, their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, they think they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools! They have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves Ireland unfree shall never be at peace – Padraig Pearse

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