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Bobby Sands
Birth: Mar. 9, 1954
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: May 5, 1981
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Irish Nationalist. The leader of the Irish Nationalist prisoners being held on H-Block in the infamous Belfast prison known as "The Maze”, he and nine others protested the continued presence of British troops in Northern Ireland through a huger strike that gained continued world wide coverage. The attention to the plight of the Hunger Strikers also drew international attention to the plight of Irish Catholics in the Ghettos and slums of Belfast and led indirectly 20 years later to the agreements for a co-operative government in Northern Ireland and possibly one day a rejoining of the Republic. Bobby Sands funeral was attended by over 100,000 people, and he is considered by many to be one of the greatest heroes of the Nationalist movement. (bio by: Mark S) 
 
Burial:
Milltown Cemetery
Belfast
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mark S
Record added: Sep 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11800340
Bobby Sands
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Bobby Sands
Added by: Mark S
 
Bobby Sands
Added by: Mark S
 
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Tiocfaidh Ar La . Bless you fine son of Ireland .
- Shellie Yonce
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
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- Republican
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
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