#OTD in 1981 – Thomas McElwee, political prisoner, dies on the sixty-second day of his hunger strike in Long Kesh Prison.
Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann. The tenth republican to join the hunger strike was twenty-three-year-old IRA Volunteer Thomas McElwee, from Bellaghy in South Derry. He had been imprisoned since December 1976, following a premature explosion in which he lost an eye. He was a first cousin of Francis Hughes, who died after […]Read More
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