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Thousands expected in Ballina today for the National Hunger Strike Commemoration

Thousands of people are expected in Ballina, Co.Mayo today for the National Hunger Strike Commemoration.


The annual commemorative event is being held in Connacht for the first time and will see the 1981 Hunger Strike remembered as well as prominent local men who went on strike.


Erris based Sinn Fein senator Rose Conway-Walsh says today's event will be a poignant reminder of the sacrifice the men made.


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