Annual Christmas Card Appeal for Irish Republican Prisoners

Coming a bit late this year with the annual  Appeal for Christmas Cards for Irish Republican prisoners.

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Here’s the list
Address:
Portlaoise Gaol
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

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Republican prisoner from Louth: Conan Murphy

Republican prisoner from Carlow: James Smithers

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Republican prisoners from Cork: Joe Walsh  Sean Walsh  Mick Gilmartin  Martin McHale

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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

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Republican prisoners from Belfast:     Sean Hannaway    Kevin Hannaway

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Address: Dóchas Centre
N Circular Rd, Inns Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Republican prisoner from Belfast:
Eva Shannon

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Address
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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