Ballymun News, No. 1
Date:1973
Publication: Ballymun News
Issue:Number 1
April '73
View: View Document
Discuss:Comments on this document
Subjects:

Please note: The Irish Left Archive is provided as a non-commercial historical resource, open to all, and has reproduced this document as an accessible digital reference. Copyright remains with its original authors. If used on other sites, we would appreciate a link back and reference to the Irish Left Archive, in addition to the original creators. For re-publication, commercial, or other uses, please contact the original owners. If documents provided to the Irish Left Archive have been created for or added to other online archives, please inform us so sources can be credited.

Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

12th June 2017

Thanks to the person who forwarded this to the Archive

This is an interesting publication which appears to be linked in some respect to Official Sinn Féin. It’s broad thrust is that of a community/residents/tenants newspaper and it has a lot of material in it ranging from news about the area to cartoons and ballads. Subjects addressed include school meals and attacks on the government.

The editorial board thanks ‘The Galway News’ ‘for their invaluable assistance’. There’s also a brief note on Joe McCann noting that ‘on the 13th of April, one year ago, the British paras shot Joe McCann dead in his native markets area of Belfast… one of the finest of our latter day revolutionaries’.

Any further information about it or those involved would be very very welcome.


Comments 4

You can also join the discussion on The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • eddie walsh

    Ballymun News

    By: eddie walsh | 1st November 2018, 8:55pm

    Ballymun news was started by several people of which the most prominent was the late Sean O Cionnaith of Official Sinn Fein.

    Reply to this comment

    • Turlough Kelly

      Re: Ballymun News

      By: Turlough Kelly | 26th July 2020, 4:39pm

      This isn't quite true - Sean wasn't centrally involved the Ballymun News. The editor was Peadar Kelly (my late father) and the deputy editor was Tommy Gibson.

      Peadar would have been involved with OSF at the very outset of publication but this was never a "party line" publication, and his association with OSF ended not long into its run. The Ballymun News shifted to an annual publication from the mid-80s and survived in that guise until roughly 2003. In the 70s or 80s, it briefly expanded to cover other areas of North Dublin, under the name Satellite, but this iteration was short-lived. Peadar passed away last year.

      Reply to this comment

  • WorldbyStorm

    Thanks

    By: WorldbyStorm | 5th December 2018, 8:01pm

    Thanks Eddie, that's good to know, and much appreciated.

    Reply to this comment

Add a Comment

Formatting Help

Comments can be formatted in Markdown format . Use the toolbar to apply the correct syntax to your comment. The basic formats are:

**Bold text**
Bold text

_Italic text_
Italic text

[A link](http://www.example.com)
A link