West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Large crowd expected at Galbally Commemoration.

Published: 7 July, 2008

Memorial at Cappagh Main Street

Memorial at Cappagh Main Street

The Annual Tyrone Volunteers commemoration will take place on Sunday 13th July in Galbally. The commemoration will commence at Galbally Community Centre at 7.00pm with a parade to the republican monument in Cappagh Main Street where the main proceedings will take place.

The 13th July is significant in that it marks the anniversary of the death of Tyrone Hunger striker Martin Hurson. Hurson was the sixth hunger striker to die in Long Kesh in the 1981 hunger strike. That day was also chosen to honour Tyrone's patriot dead through the annual Tyrone Volunteers Day and it is a very important event in the republican calendar.

The commemoration will be preceded by the semi finals and final of the Volunteer Martin Hurson Cup. The women's final will take place at 4:00pm with the final of the men scheduled for 5:00pm.

Main Speaker for this year's commemoration will be local Councillor Barry McElduff MLA.

Following the parade their will be a traditional Irish music seisiun in Galbally community centre. Everyone welcome.

Speaking prior to the event Brian Cawley of the Tyrone National Graves Association said "The annual commemoration for all the republicans in County Tyrone who gave their lives for Irish freedom is a very important one and I would urge Tyrone republicans to mobilise for the commemoration".