Hunger Strikers



Address: Roddy McCorley's Club, Glen Road, Andersonstown.
Commemorating: 1981 hunger strikers, Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg.
Commissioned by: Not known.
Date unveiled: 05 May 2001
Notes: Trees planted and plaques unveiled by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.

Series of twelve trees planted in memory of each of the hunger strikers who died, from Michael Gaughan in 1974 to Michael Devine in 1981. Each tree is accompanied by a black granite plaque. Plaques read, from left to right: 1)”Michael Gaugan died 3rd June 1974 aged 24 years after 64 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 2)”Frank Stagg died 12th Feb. 1976 aged 34 years after 62 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 3)”Bobby Sands died 5th May 1981 aged 27 years after 66 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 4)”Francis Hughes died 12th May 1981 aged 25 years after 59 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 5)”Raymond McCreesh died 21st May 1981 aged 24 years after 61 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 6)”Patsy O’Hara died 21st May 1981 aged 24 years after 61 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 7)”Joe McDonnell died 8th July 1981 aged 30 years after 61 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 8)”Martin Hurson died 13th July 1981 aged 24 years after 46 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 9)”Kieran Doherty died 2nd Aug. 1981 aged 25 years after 73 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 10)”Thomas McIlwee died 8th Aug. 1981 aged 23 years after 62 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 11)”Kevin Lynch died 1st Aug. 1981 aged 25 years after 71 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”. 12)”Mickey Devine died 20th Aug. 1981 aged 27 years after 60 days on hunger strike Ni deanfar dearmad air go deo”.