The Workers Party will mark the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association with a meeting in Ranfurly House, Dungannon on Friday 24th August 2018 at 7pm – the date of the first civil rights march from Coalisland to Dungannon in 1968.
Speakers include Marian Donnelly and Eamon Melaugh both of whom were actively involved in the civil rights campaign fifty years ago and historian and academic Dr Ultan Gillen of Teesside University, author of the booklet ‘Civil Rights – reform or revolution?’
The evening will also feature a specially commissioned video highlighting the role played by the Party in the formation and development of the civil rights movement.
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Fifty year journey for Maghera 4
Fifty years on: (L:R)Tony Crilly, John Mulholland, Gerry Mulholland and Will Gribben
Four members of the then Republican Clubs from Maghera who travelled together to the march that day in a 1950’s Ford Popular car will also be come together again at Ranfurly House to mark the anniversary.
Technical issues permitting they also intend to arrive in that same car, fifty years on.
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Where is it?
Ranfulry House is located at
26 Market Square, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone BT70 1AB