LAUNCH OF RSF FRANK DRIVER CUMANN , NORTH KILDARE , FRIDAY 30th JANUARY 2009.

“The Special Branch had him (Frank Driver) on their list….his contacts, his friends and his services made possible, after 1970, an extensive net that absorbed , stored and distributed most of the imported IRA arms…”
(From here.)

Members and supporters of the new Frank Driver Cumann, RSF.

On Friday 30th January 2009 , a new Cumann of Republican Sinn Fein was officially launched in the Town House Hotel in Naas , County Kildare : the Frank Driver Cumann , which is based in North Kildare . A crowd of about fifty supporters and well-wishers assembled in one of the function rooms and , at about 8.30pm , the Chairperson of the new Cumann , Damien Dillon , welcomed the crowd , introduced himself and gave a brief history of Frank Driver , stressing that the new Cumann intends to be as steadfast , honest and dedicated to the aims and objectives of Irish republicanism as the man they are named in honour of.
The musical entertainment
(a mad ballad session , loudly appreciated!) was supplied by Liam Bridgeman and friends of Celbride, Kildare , Des Dalton ,Kildare, Vice President of RSF and Ger Foran from Mooncoin in County Kilkenny both delivered rousing speeches throughout the night , as did Sean Fleming from the Francis Hughes Cumann, Glasgow, who spoke about the Palestinian Conflict.
Peter Fitzsimons was amongst those in the audience , and best wishes in his election campaign was extended to him by all present.
We publish with this post a few photographs from the event , and more of same can be viewed on our ‘Sister’ blog , here
(post dated Saturday 31st January 2009) . (Apologises for the poor quality of some of these pics , as we were working with borrowed equipment . It has nothing at all to do with this stuff, which someone (!) insisted on plying me with all night…;-) !)

Bobby Sands plaque , one of the raffle prizes at the event.

Des Dalton on Stage.

Ger Foran giving it loads!

John , from RSF Scotland, speaking on the current situation in Gaza.

Liam Bridgeman , working on the crowd!

Plaque on the back of the framed 1916 Proclamation presented to the new RSF Cumann by Comhairle Ceantair Átha Cliath.

More pic’s at the above-mentioned link.
Thanks!
Sharon.




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About 11sixtynine

A mother of three and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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2 Responses to LAUNCH OF RSF FRANK DRIVER CUMANN , NORTH KILDARE , FRIDAY 30th JANUARY 2009.

  1. vietnam says:

    Ireland for the Irish. Bye

  2. Hi Vietnam!
    Thanks for dropping by , and for the comment .
    Our aim , as you know , is to “break the connection with England” , which still claims political and military jurisdictional control over six of our counties. And we will persevere for as long as it takes.
    Thanks!
    Sharon.

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