West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Remembering Quilts to go on display for Kathleen O'Hagan Anniversary

Published: 31 July, 2014


The Relatives For Justice Remembering Quilts will be on display as a part of the programme of Events to mark the 20th Anniversary of the murder of Kathleen O'Hagan. The quilts will be on display in Greencastle Community Centre from 6pm on Friday 8th August. A representative from Relatives from Justice will be on hand to formally launch the Quilts.

The Quilt is a project for people who have lost loved ones as a result of the conflict in Ireland and is made up of squares dedicated to individuals who lost their lives. These squares are designed and made by family members and friends who wish to remember their loved ones in a creative and positive way. One of the squares on the quilt is dedicated to Kathleen O'Hagan.

Confirming the full list of Commemorative events, local Sinn Féin member Mairead Brogan urged the Community to come out to remember Kathleen:

"From Wednesday 6th until Friday 8th August we have organised a number of Public Events, in conjunction with Kathleen's family. In addition to the vigil, walk and graveside oration which have already been publicised there will also be an anniversary mass organised by the family on Wednesday 6th at 8pm. We will also have the Relatives for Justice Remembering Quilts on display in the Community Centre on Friday 8th from 6pm. It is fitting that a number of years ago Kathleen's family dedicated a square on the quilt to her memory.

"I am very encouraged by the number of people who have informed us that they will be in attendance at these commemorative events. I call on the local community to come out and show their support for the O'Hagan family. Although 20 years have passed since these terrible events we still remember Kathleen and her family with pride in the local area'.