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Annual CABHAIR Testimonial Dinner

The 2011 annual Cabhair Testimonial Dinner was held on Saturday, May 28th at the Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin. The National Irish Freedom Committee (NIFC) supports, through Cabhair in Ireland, the dependants of Irish Republican political activists who are harassed and prosecuted by British and Irish authorities.

The 2011 honorees are: Walter O’Dunphy (Leinster), John Murphy (Munster), Neil Chambers (Connacht), Joe O’Neill (Ulster) and Maggie Trainor (USA). Maggie and Jane Enright, both NIFC members attended this year’s dinner along with approximately 100 Irish republicans including supporters from England, Scotland and Wales. Maggie is a long time member of the National Irish Freedom Committee and a life-long Irish American activist.  

Chairperson Dan Hoban discussed the history of the Republican Movement and the current state of affairs for present day Irish political prisoners. Each provincial honoree was then introduced by a comrade from their area. Maggie was introduced by Republican Sinn Fein President, Des Dalton. 

Lita Ní Chathmhaoil presented each honoree with a personally monogrammed cut crystal bowl made by Belfast Crystal on behalf of the CABHAIR organization.

 It was a wonderful evening that concluded with several hours of live traditional Irish music and comradery that ran into the wee hours of the morning. The National Irish Freedom Committee would like to again congratulate Maggie on this well deserved honor. Bullaí mná!

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