Michael Gaughan-Prepared To Fight Or Die


In 1974 Michael Gaughan, a 24 year old IRA Volunteer from Mayo, died in controversial circumstances. His death, after 65 days on hunger strike, was instrumental in Britian abandoning its policy of force feeding protesting prisoners.This is his story


“I die proudly for my country and in the hope that my death will be sufficient to obtain the demands of my comrades. Let there be no bitterness on my behalf but a determination to achieve the new Ireland for which I gladly die. My loyalty and confidence is to the IRA and let those of you who are left carry on the work and finish the fight.”

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