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Photo Essay: Vigil for Maura Harrington Outside Dochas Centre, Mountjoy Jail Dublin, Ireland.

category international | anti-capitalism | news report author Saturday March 28, 2009 02:43author by Michael Gallagher - Photographerauthor email libertypics at yahoo dot ieauthor phone 00353 (0) 864048249 Report this post to the editors

Great Crack, Ceol, Support and Turnout For Maura Harrington

On a blustery, cold and damp Friday evening, it was obvious that the shell2sea campaign is alive and well and as strong as ever. A big crowd turned up for the vigil/seisún outside Mountjoy Woman's Prison. The support of passing traffic and pedestrians was very evident by the car horns and well wishers and shouts of "Maura Maura" and "good luck" as well as the many expressions of outrage that she is still in prison. A couple of local men even showd up with a large box of hot chips from the local chipper up the road.

Unfortunately I had to leave early to try and get media attenton with some of these images, (I missed the fiddles and dancing etc ) but every time I rang back to the vigil, the music and very lively atmosphere came through loud and clear.

There were people there from Mayo, Killarney, Galway, Dublin and beyond and it was a terrific turnout of support and solidarity shown by a determined group of supporters.

The fight goes on, Free Maura -Shell Out!!

pics (c) Michael Gallagher





author by Michael GAllagherpublication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 02:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors







author by Michael Gallagherpublication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 02:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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author by Chrissie - (Amnesty member)publication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Many thanks to all who took part, & have supported the cause for so long. It shows that there is still spirit, conscience, & backbone in Ireland; alas, that there is so little in the Dáil now.

author by Tpublication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

a tiny bit of music from the evening

Caption: Embedded video Youtube Video

author by People Before Profit - People Before Profit Allaincepublication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:03author email pbpdubcentral at gmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

For more photos see www.PeopleBeforeProfit.ie

Please continue to send a cards, letters, messages of support to :
Maura Harringon,
Dochas Centre,
Mountjoy Gaol,
North Circular Road,
Dublin 7,


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author by Andrew - WSM (personal capacity)publication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 17:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The video is scenes from last nights protest and the one two Saturdays back with Finbarrs song about the Solitaire as performed last night dubbed over the video

The audio recorded last night is an instrumental followed by Brid singing 'The Foggy Dew' and then Finbarr again.

audio Singing at the gates of Mountjoy jail for Maura 5.89 Mb

Caption: Embedded video Youtube Video

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author by lulupublication date Sat Mar 28, 2009 19:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Finbarr's (Finbarr who?) 'Glengad Strand' song is great - is that what it's called?

author by lulupublication date Sun Mar 29, 2009 18:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Could be "Something Inside So Strong" by Labi Siffre. Or could be paraphrased to "Someone Inside So Strong"........love to Maura & you all.

author by Ray - Cork Shell to Seapublication date Sun Mar 29, 2009 21:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Looks like you had a great night outside Shell's Lock-up, and well done for putting it together and going through with it in what wasn't the best of weather for an 'oíche spraoi faoin spéir'. That's the Glengad Spirit, don't you know, and I wouldn't doubt yiz! I'd have loved to have been there in hindsight, but I have put in a lot of travel miles lately so I ducked out this time. Let's organise a big to-do for when she gets out, either in Dublin or Erris (why not both?!) and give Shell and their governmental henchpersons yet another PR black eye! Keep sending the letters, postcards, magazines, etc. to Maura, and let's keep shining the light on Ireland's biggest corruption scandal of all - the Great Gas Robbery. Love, respect, solidarity, and I'll see you all very soon!

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author by TD - Shell to Seapublication date Mon Mar 30, 2009 09:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Another lenghty Politube video to follow covering the Shell to Sea protest at the Norwegian Embassy last Thursday.






Caption: Embedded video Politube

author by Maevepublication date Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Lulu, Finbarr can be seen singing his song on the last video.

author by lulupublication date Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Sure, it's a great song - I would like more info if possible, to publicise it on our 'Songs of Conscience' discussion.

author by Finbarpublication date Tue Mar 31, 2009 09:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You can contact me at dublins2s@gmail.com

author by Henscastle - Tara Foundationpublication date Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:16author email caroline at tara-foundation dot orgauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

A few more photos from the protest.






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