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Bobby Sands MP

Poet, Gaeilgeoir, Revolutionary, IRA Volunteer.

 

— Slí na Gaeltachta / The Gaeltacht Way —

 
Bobby Sands Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 13, 2019
1. Bobby Sands Marker
Inscription.  

Ag Sráid Sevastopol cuimhhítear ar Bobby Sands i
múrmhaislú a aithnítear ar fud an domhain. Ba scríbhneoir,
file, réabhlóidi agus díograiseoir Gaeilge é Sands. Fuair sé bás
5 Bealtaine 1981 tar éis 66 lá ar stailc ocrais. As ucht na
diograise a thaispeáin Sands agus a chomhchimí i leith
fhoghlaim na teanga faoi choinníollacha uafásacha Bhlocanna
H na Ceise Fada, spreagadh glúin úr chun dul i mbun
athghabháil na Gaeilge.

Here at Sevastopol Street Bobby Sands is remembered in a
mural which has become world-renowned. Sands, a writer,
poet, revolutionary and Gaelic enthusiast, died on May 5th
1981 after 66 days on hunger strike. Sands and his fellow
prisoners inspired a new generation to reclaim the Irish
language enthusing them by the huge efforts they put into
learning Irish in the horrendous conditions
in the H Blocks of Long Kesh.

[Mural text]

Everyone Republican or otherwise has
their own particular role to play

...our revenge will be the
laughter of our children

[Left side of mural]
I.R.A. Volunteer
Kieran

Bobby Sands MP Mural and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 13, 2019
2. Bobby Sands MP Mural and Marker
Marker is at left edge of mural
Doherty.

[Right side of mural]
I.R.A. Volunteer
Joe McDonnell.

I.R.A. Volunteer
Sean McCaughey.

"I'll wear no convicts uniform, nor meakly
serve my time, that Britain might make Irelands
fight 800 years of crime........


 
Location. 54° 35.879′ N, 5° 57.174′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is at the intersection of Falls Road (Northern Ireland Route A501) and Sevastopol Street, on the right when traveling west on Falls Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT12 4PD, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Séamus Mac Roibín / Seamus Robinson (here, next to this marker); Michael O'Dwyer, Paddy Loughran, and Pat McBride (here, next to this marker); Pat (Beág) McGeown (a few steps from this marker); Máire Drumm (a few steps from this marker); Fall Road Carnegie Library / Leabharlann Carnegie na bhFál (a few steps from this marker); The Chronicles of a People (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Vol. Tom Williams (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Abhainn na Feirste / River Belfast (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .
1. Better Photo of Bobby Sands Mural. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bobby Sands Bio. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bobby Sands Trust. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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