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Tour of the North

Now more than ever! Get involved, stay informed, be a stronger
advocate. 2005 INA Tour of the north The 2005 INA tour will be a
unique experience for all who go whether you've never been to the
north of Ireland or you've actually lived there. This year's tour is
organized to highhlight Irish Northern Aid’s role throughout the last
30+ years and establishes strong foundations for our continuing
role. This year's tour will once again be coordinated in Ireland
through Coiste Political Tours (a republican ex-prisoner initiative)
and will include coach transportation. This year however, we will be
using local hotels; pricing is for double occupancy. At minimum one
meal a day will be provided for in the price. Flight arrangements are
on your own. If someone has relatives or friends they would prefer to
stay with at any of the stops they are free to do so, we ask that you
let us know ahead of time so that logistics can be worked out. The
preliminary itinerary looks like this: Sunday, Feb. 27th - Orientation
meeting in Dublin (location will be announced later) will take place
the evening before the tour begins. Accommodations in Dublin are not
included. Monday, Feb. 28th - Tour meets promptly at 9am for a tour
of Kilmainhaim Jail and will depart Dublin mid-day and head to Louth
and South Armagh. The tour here will concentrate on the community’s
desire to see their area demilitarized. Monday evening we will be
staying in South Armagh at a local facility. Tuesday, March 1st - Tour
goes to Tyrone. We will meet with representatives of families of
collusion and shoot to kill victims, as well as seeing the sites of
some of these murders. We will stay in Maghera, South Derry on Tuesday
night. Plans are in the works for a social in east Tyrone. Wednesday,
March 2nd and Thursday, March 3rd - Tour heads to Belfast after first
touring in South Derry. Republican graves will be visited for instance
the gravesite of two of the 1981 Hunger Strikers Vol. Francis Hughes
and his cousin Vol. Thomas McElwee. While in Belfast we will meet with
charities that Irish Northern Aid supports such as An Fhirrine (The
Truth) campaign and the National Graves Association, along with other
community groups. You will also get a guided tour of Stormont before
moving on and touring other significant sites in Belfast. A special
viewing of H-3, accompanied by a talk, will also be arranged for tour
participants. Friday, March 4th – The tour leaves Belfast and will
conclude when it arrives back in Dublin. The total cost of the tour
is $475.00 per person (double occupancy); which includes luxury coach
transportation with a guide, four nights accommodation, breakfast
everyday and few other meals. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due
by February 4th and the balance is due no later than February 21st.
Payments can be made online at the Homefront store site
(www.inac.org/homefront) and click on events. Or, mail checks payable
to Irish Northern Aid to the address below. For more information
contact: Mary Lou Powner INA Communications Director Email:
inapress@aol.com Phone: (212)736-1916 MAIL TO:
Irish NorthernAid
363 Seventh Ave, Suite 405
NewYork, NY 10001

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