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Old 25-10-2013, 07:06 PM
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A lesson in history Muintir--11 people went on that Hunger strike ,McSwiney was moved to Brixton and the other ten continued the hunger strike in Cork --In the glare of publicity for McSwiney these became known as "the forgotten hunger strikers" three of these died and Arthur Griffith ordered the remainder off the strike as the British would have allowed them all to die. The survivors entered the Guinness book of records for the longest survivors of a hunger strike. As I know you are interested in the GAA one of the survivors was Joe Kenny of Grenagh great grandfather of the Cork Hurler Tom Kenny. Indeed the courage and suffering of the ten was as Great as McSwineys but history has forgotten them.
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