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The 1980 and 1981 hunger strikes are both commemorated in this black flag with the lark in barbed wire representing the “Spirit of freedom”. Falls Road, Belfast

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Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney

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Hunger Strikers Memorial

The hunger strikers memorial in Rossville Street, Derry, was launched in 2000. The central “H” carries the names of the ten deceased 1981 strikers, while the stones to either side carry the names of other republicans to have died on hunger strike: Thomas Ashe 1917, Michael Fitzgerald 1920, Joseph Murphy 1920, Terence McSwiney 1920, Joseph Whitty 1923, Denis Barry 1923, Andrew Sullivan 1923, Tony D’Aroy 1940, Jack McNeela 1940, Sean McCaughey 1946, Michael Gaughan 1974, Frank Stagg 1976.

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Copyright © 2001 Peter Moloney