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Friday, January 06, 2006

Historical & Political Tour of the North

(Poster's Note: Not your typical Irish tour… However, I am sure it would be very interesting & educational. Jay) ---- 2006 INA Historical & Political Tour Of The North Of Ireland February 12th - February 17th Openings Still Available The 2006 INA tour will be a unique experience and will focus on the 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike. The group will visit each of the Hunger Striker's graves as well as getting a tour of Long Kesh. The tour will once again be coordinated in Ireland through Coiste Political Tours, a republican ex-prisoner initiative. The cost will be $500 per person/double occupancy (flight not included). The tour includes coach transportation, accommodations for five nights and breakfast daily. You must make your own flight arrangements - there are still very reasonable fares on Aer Lingus (JFK) and Continental (Newark). The tour will meet and depart Dublin on Sunday (midday), February 12, 2006. The itinerary includes visiting the graves of the 1981 Hunger Strikers; meeting family members of those killed through state collusion; ex-prisoners and activists with Coiste; and Sinn Fein elected representatives. The tour will be staying in accommodations in the following areas: Sunday, South Armagh; Monday, East Tyrone; Tuesday, South Derry; Wednesday & Thursday, Belfast. Given all that is going on in Ireland and in the peace process right now, it will be an interesting time to be there to listen to the people on the ground, as well as to reassure them that they do not stand alone. The tour will return to Dublin on Friday, February 17, 2006. Just in time for the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis which is scheduled for the weekend of February 17-19, 2006 in Dublin. You must make your own arrangements for accommodations in Dublin; the Ard Fheis is being held again at the RDS and there are lots of hotels and B&Bs in the area. Last year many of us stayed at the Bewleys Hotel in Ballsbridge, which is right next door to the RDS. We will arrange for passes to attend the Ard Fheis for tour participants who are also Irish Northern Aid members. ***************************************** If you are interested in the tour, please contact Mary Lou Powner at 732-277-0290 or email her at A deposit of $200 is due immediately and with the balance due by February 1st. Payments can be made online at the Homefront Store on the Irish Northern Aid website ( You can mail deposits to Irish Northern Aid, 363 Seventh Ave, Suite 405, New York, NY, 10001. PS - Renowned Singer Billy Briggs will be on the tour, so we're bound to bring the party with us wherever we go.
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