02 April 2005

An Phoblacht

Cahill mural unveiled

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Saturday 26 March saw the unveiling of a mural dedicated to republican veteran Joe Cahill, his brothers Tom and Frank, and other republicans from the Whiterock area. Painted by renowned Belfast mural artist Danny Devenny, the mural captures the essence and spirit of Joe and his comrades.

Organised by Ógra Shinn Féin, Saturday's events began with a parade from the memorial garden at Brittons's Parade to Beechview Park for the unveiling, which was carried out by Joe's widow, Annie.

Cahill, who died in Belfast last year, will be remembered for his devotion and commitment to the republican struggle over many decades.

The main speaker at the event, Gerry Kelly, said he was delighted to be asked to speak at the event, describing Cahill as an inspiration to both himself and others around him. Kelly was also keen to credit the rest of the Cahill family, describing Annie as a "wonderful woman" and a "mother to everyone".

Events commenced with with a GAA tournament, between local teams St Johns, Gort na Mona, O'Donnells and the newly formed Cumann na Fuiseoige.

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