Loughgall martyrs remembered
THE TYRONE NATIONAL GRAVES ASSOCIATION is to commemorate the
tenth anniversary of the deaths at Loughgall of eight IRA
Volunteers and civilian Anthony Hughes during a wreath laying
ceremony in Cappagh on Thursday evening 8 May.
d at a function in Galbally later that night the newly elected
Sinn Fein MP for Mid-Ulster, Martin McGuinness, will address the
The wreath laying ceremony is to commence at 9.00pm. The event is
part of an evening programme of remembrance jointly organised by
the Tyrone National Graves Association and the Loughgall Truth
and Justice Campaign.
anniversary mass is to be celebrated in Altmore at 8.00pm, one
hour before the wreath-laying ceremony at the Loughgall monument
at nearby Cappagh Main Street.
The function in aid of the Loughgall Public Inquiry Appeal will
be held later on Thursday night in Galbally.
Brian Cawley, chair of Tyrone National Graves Association, told
An Phoblacht, ``the ambush at Loughgall made a massive impact on
republican Ireland and Tyrone republicans in particular. Britain
should own up to the truth that their actions were part of a
campaign of war against the Irish people''.
Full report next week