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Seamus Woods to be Remembered 25 Years On

Published: 2 July, 2013

A Parade in 2008 marking the 20th Anniversary of Seamus Woods' death

A Parade in 2008 marking the 20th Anniversary of Seamus Woods' death

Irish Republicans will gather in Pomeroy this weekend to remember local IRA Volunteer Seamus Woods who died on active Service 25 years ago whilst involved in an attack against the local RUC Barracks. Organised by the Local Sinn Féin cumann and supported by the Tyrone Commemoration Committee the weekend will include a number of events commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the death of the popular Pomeroy man.

Speaking ahead of the events local Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Mallaghan said:

"This weekend, to mark the 25th Anniversary of Óglach Seamus Woods, we have organised a number of events. There will be a talk on Saturday night (6th July) beginning at 9pm in Murphys Bar with local MP Francie Molloy on the 'Murder Triangle'. This will be followed by an Irish night with 'Seanachie'. On Sunday morning (7th July) we will gather at Seamus' Graveside at 11:45am for the 25th Anniversary Commemoration, where we will be joined by Barry McElduff MLA to give the main oration.

"Seamus was a very popular local man and people in the Pomeroy and Mid Tyrone areas are proud to remember him. Seamus and the Woods family are highly respected in the area. This young man was only 23 when he died in the struggle for Irish Freedom. I would call upon local people to mobilise to remember Volunteer Seamus Woods. Finally I would like to, on behalf of the Republican Movement, thank the Woods Family for their continued support.