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Tyrone Volunteers Day Commemoration to be held in Castlederg

Published: 14 July, 2013

tyrone vol day launch derg

tyrone vol day launch derg

Tyrone Volunteers Day was launched this week by Republicans from throughout the county, at the spot where volunteers Seamus Harvey and Gerard mcglynn were killed 40 years ago on active service.

The Tyrone commemoration committee have made a decision to rotate Tyrone volunteers day around the county from here on in. Castlederg has been chosen to host it this year as it marks the significant anniversary of two local volunteers from the area.
The commemoration takes place on the 11th of August, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Seamus Harvey and Gerard McGlynn. The annual commemoration remembers the 56 Volunteers of the IRA's Tyrone Brigade and three Sinn Féin activists who lost their lives during the conflict. Addressing the event Cllr Ruairi McHugh said: "I am absolutely delighted to launch Tyrone Volunteers Day in memory of our many friends and comrades from Tyrone who laid down their lives during the most recent phase of the struggle for Irish freedom.
I want to pay particular tribute to the families of our patriot dead and reassure them that we are forever mindful of their loss and will continue to pursue the goal of Irish unity for which their loved ones paid the ultimate sacrifice.
We continue to be inspired by the dedication of everyone who has laid down their lives in the cause of Irish freedom. On the 11th of August we will recommit ourselves and invite all republicans from Tyrone and throughout Ireland to join with us." The parade will commence at 3pm in Castlederg and the commemoration will be addressed by Gerry Kelly MLA.