Happy Birthday Bobby Sands

Today Bobby Sands would have turned 62 had he lived beyond his hunger strike. Since he did not and I happen to be in Belfast, I decided to visit him (and others) in Milltown Cemetery, bringing flowers that were long overdue.

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As I strolled the Falls making my way back to city center I stopped and remembered him wherever I saw his name. For the record, that’s a lot of stopping and it’s a wonder I made it back to my hotel before checkout. Here are just a few of my favorite stops during my own personal celebration of Bobby for his birthday. (These are nowhere near the only mentions of him on the Falls, however)

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and of course,

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It was the perfect way to close out my time in Belfast. Farewell for now and happy Bobby Day. Now on to Derry.

 

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