Vol. Eamonn Lafferty

02863 2015-08-26 Lafferty+
19 year-old Provisional IRA volunteer Eamonn Lafferty was killed on August 18th, 1971, in a gun-battle with British Army forces who were attempting to dismantle barricades in republican “Free Derry”. The mural and plaque shown (and a headstone) are situated—as the mural states—in the location where he was killed, in Creggan’s Kildrum area. (His body is buried in City Cemetery.)
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Camera Settings: f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 400, full size 3888 x 2384
text: X02863 killed on active service at this spot on by crown forces whilst defending his community was just 19 years old fuair sé bás ar son na héireann derry brigade óglaigh na héireann beirigí bua song in Lafferty’s honour images from Lafferty’s funeral commanding officer 1st battalion

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