Cabhair Christmas Swim in the Grand Canal, Inchicore, Dublin
Thank you for your past support of the
families of Irish Republican Political Prisoners through CABHAIR, for
that we and they are most grateful! Your support continues to be
so very meaningful to the prisoners. Christmas Day 2014
is hosting the 38th Annual
Christmas Swim in the Grand Canal, Inchicore, Dublin.
This event is a major fundraiser for the families of Irish Republican
Prisoners for which CABHAIR is responsible. Please remember them again
addition to the Christmas Swim, the National Irish Freedom Committee
fully supports CABHAIR through their annual Dinner held May each year in
Dublin, Ireland and assigns CABHAIR proceeds of the NIFC Annual
Flannery Dinner. NIFC accepts donations for a variety of merchandise
designed by the late great Celtic Artist Brian Mór Ó Baoighill as well
as books and publications all specifically for the support of IRPOW's. We
are pleased to report some of what we have accomplished this year.
National Irish Freedom Committee (NIFC) had the privilege of honoring
Gerry Conlon of the Innocent Guilford Four with the Sr. Sarah Clark
Award at our Annual Flannery Testimonial Awards Dinner.
Gerry’s story of unjust imprisonment for 15 years in English prisons
was an inspiration to listen to, but alas not one we are unfamiliar
with. Gerry also spoke of the plight of today’s Irish political prisoner
s and later spoke at the International Prisoners Day organized by the
NIFC in NYC.
WE also wish to alert
Irish political prisoner activists and possible swimmers in the Tri
state area that the NIFC also supports John Mc Donagh’s (RFE)
New Year’s Day Swim at Coney Island to
highlight the plight of IRPOW,s.get together at Rocky’s afterwards
It is safe to say
that appealing for support for Irish political prisoner families is
guaranteed a certain amount of success, but it can not become an end
unto itself .
‘We must also realize
that as long as the Brits remain in Ireland, there will be resistance to
their unwanted and illegal occupation, and with resistance comes