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Commemoration events to mark 25th Anniversary of death of Vol Danny Mc Cauley

Published: 30 May, 2016

25 years on from the untimely death of Vol. Danny Mc Cauley, OC, West Tyrone Command Óglaigh na hÉireann, republicans will gather together this Friday evening to pay tribute to his memory.

Speaking on behalf of Strabane National Graves Association, organisers of the events, Chairperson Jay Mc Cauley said,

"This Friday, the 3rd June, marks 25 years to the day of Danny's untimely death and to coincide with this landmark anniversary date a commemorative parade will leave Casement Place at 7:30pm and make its way to Strabane Cemetery where graveside proceedings will take place at which Francie Molloy MP will be the main speaker.

"Following the graveside proceedings there will be an exhibition in memory of Danny in Fountain Street Community Centre at which refreshments will be served.

"Danny was so beloved of his family, friends, comrades and wider republican community. He lead from the front in every aspect of the republican struggle and as Officer Commanding of the West Tyrone Command of Óglaigh na hÉireann his premature death was brought on as a direct result of his years on Active Service.

His untimely death left a huge void in so many peoples' lives not least his beloved family and I would call upon republicans from near and afar to come along to these events on Friday so as to stand in solidarity with the Danny's family and to remember with pride an inspirational republican who gave his all in the cause of Irish Freedom.