Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands was an Irish Nationalist who led a hunger strike from prison in 1981. During the hunger strike he was elected a Member of Parliament for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency winning a very impressive 30,493 first preference votes.

Bobby Sands died after 66 days on hunger strike on May 5th 1981. Testament to the support he earned was the estimated attendance  of 100,000 mourners at his funeral.

Bobby Sands Trust News

We Wore the Blanket


Laurence McKeown is a former republican prisoner. He spent sixteen years in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, was on the blanket protest for four and a half years, and on the 1981 hunger... [Read more]


Thomas Ashe Commemorations

Many commemorations were held across Ireland to mark the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe, who died as a result of force-feeding five days into a hunger strike in Mountjoy... [Read more]


66 Days Movie

Bobby Sands Movie Makes TV debut

A DOCUMENTARY about Bobby Sands - which faced criticism from unionists after it emerged that public money had been used to make it - will make its television premiere on BBC NI at the weekend... [Read more]

Palestinian Hunger Strike

THE Bobby Sands Trust has sent a letter of solidarity to the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, and to their families, expressing support for their cause and wishing them success in achieving their just demands... [Read more]