Annual Jim Mc Ginn Commemoration on Sunday 11th December
Published: 1 December, 2011
Speaking about the event, local Jim Mc Ginn Cumann member Councillor Brian Mc Mahon said,
"This annual commemoration remains a poignant end of year fixture in the local republican calendar of commemorative events and provides an opportunity for Jim's family, friends and comrades to come together to pay tribute to his memory.
"Jim was only 20 years of age at the time of his death but already a seasoned social, cultural, political activist as well as volunteer of Óglaigh na hÉireann. He was renowned for his humour and friendly nature and outgoing character-traits which endeared him to young and old alike. Therefore, his death not only evoked widespread shock and sorrow among local republicans but within the local community as a whole.
"The large numbers who attend this commemoration on a year in year out basis bears testament to how well Jim was thought of within the community of Strabane and neighbouring Donegal and on this the 38th Anniversary of his death I would urge an equally large turnout at 3pm on Sunday 11th December to take part in the short parade from Cloughfinn to Clady Bridge for the commemoration. ENDS