Wednesday 21 March 2018

Hunger strikers

Sinn Féin in Drogheda will hold its annual commemoration to Ireland's twenty two hunger strikers this Saturday 9th September.

The Commemoration leaves Bolton Square at 2.30pm and will march to the monument at Grove Hill.

In attendance this year as in previous years will be the Rising Phoenix Republican Fife band from Dublin and local colour party.

As in past commemorationsa the speech will be given by a former republican prisoner. This year the speech will be given by Síle Darragh who was the IRA Officer in Command in Armagh Gaol during the hunger strike in 1980 and until her release in 1981.

The commemoration will be chaired by Cllr David Saurin and all are welcome to attend.

Positive Ageing

A host of events will take place in Drogheda to celebrate Positive Ageing Week in September.

This includes a day trip to Carlingford on September 26th, Back to the Future - Older People to Stepping Stones Community Crèche Drogheda for Story Telling and Knitting Lessons on Wednesday 27th, Bingo in Brú on the 28th, Beauty Day in the town centre on the 29th and the annual Tea Dance in the Westcourt Hotel on October 1st.

Drogheda Independent