Coming a bit late this year with the annual Appeal for Christmas Cards for Irish Republican prisoners.
Here’s the list
E3 & E4, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois
Republican prisoners from Dublin:
Tallaght: Dean Byrne Edward McGrath Kevin Braney
Clondalkin: Patrick Brennan
Ballymun: Stephen Hendrick David Nooney
Finglas: David Murray Ciaran Maguire Eddie O’Brien
Cabra: Bob Day
Raheny: Dean Evans
Killester: Donal O’Coisdealbha
Goatstown: Connor Hughes
Ballybrack: Darren Fox
Republican prisoner from Louth: Conan Murphy
Republican prisoner from Carlow: James Smithers
Republican prisoners from Cork: Joe Walsh Sean Walsh Mick Gilmartin Martin McHale
Republican prisoner from Tipperary: Dylan Cahill
Republican prisoner from Monaghan: Jim Smyth
Republican prisoners from Mayo: Colin Mannion Brian Mannion
Republican prisoner from Sligo: Julian Flohr
Republican prisoners from Belfast: Sean Hannaway Kevin Hannaway
Address: Dóchas Centre
N Circular Rd, Inns Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Republican prisoner from Belfast:
Roe 4, Maghaberry Prison, Old Road Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn BT28 2PT
Republican prisoners from Armagh: Brendan McConville Sean McVeigh
Republican prisoners from Belfast: Matt Johnston Gerard Burleigh
Republican prisoner from Fermanagh: Barry Petticrew (Held on a non – political wing)
Republican prisoner from Meath: Darren Poleon
Republican prisoner from Tyrone: Gavin Coyle
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Which prisoner should I chose?
Whoever you want – maybe somebody from an area you know in Ireland.
Or where your ancestors came from.
Or some place you’d like to visit
Or just a name you like the sound of
Or somebody whose name you’ve seen in the press and on TV
What should I do?
Just send them a card with a little note in it.
Should I just send a Christmas card or a letter?
Whichever you are happiest with.
It’s a gesture to to show solidarity at this time of year
Should I enclose my address?
That’s entirely up to you.
You can enclose your address or not as you wish.
If you do, you may set up a sorta penpal friendship
If you don’t – it’s the thought and the card that count
Any suggestions on topics to write about?
Just write and let them know who you are, that you’re thinking of them
For example: I’m XY from . . .. .
I’m writing to send Christmas wishes and hoping you are doing OK in gaol
My thoughts are with you during the festive season as you are far from your family and friends
If you want to start up a correspondence, ask them for some news about themselves
“Let me know how you are keeping and getting on”
And include your address
Remember: Just the cost of a card and a stamp and
a few minutes of your time will make a big difference to a prisoner