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Drumnakilly Martyrs remembered at Loughmacrory Easter commemoration

Published: 9 April, 2012

Several hundred people attended the annual Loughmacrory commemoration at the graveside of brothers Gerard and Martin Harte. Gerard and Martin were shot while on active service with their comrade Brian Mullin on Tuesday 30th August 1988.

The proceedings were chaired by local Councillor Declan Mc Aleer who emphasized the solidarit...y of the Republican Movement with the families. He also reminded those gathered that this year marked the 25th anniversary of the Loughgall ambush and that a series of events were planned in May to commemorate the volunteers.
During the commemoration, wreaths were laid by members of the Harte family and on behalf of the Republican Movement.
The main address was given by veteran Republican, Stan Corrigan. During his speech, Stan spoke of the courage and dedication of the volunteers. He also expressed ongoing solidarity with their families and called for Republicans to unite behind the Sinn Féin strategy.
The graveside proceedings were brought to a conclusion by Caoimhe Curran who sang Amhran Na bhFiann.