Oration delivered at the funeral of Republican Jimmy Clarke 1919-95

A copy of the oration delivered by Frank Morris, (Saor Uladh) Co, Donegal, at the funeral of Socialist Republican Jimmy Clark who was buried at Carrickmore, Co, Tyrone on Wednesday 22 February, 1995.

On Easter 1942 in  Dungannon two IRA volunteers , Jimmy Clarke and Sean Donnelly evaded arrest by shooting two RUC men. They managed  to contact help before the RUC net closed in and were whisked across the border. Clarke’s friend Frank  Morris, who helped  get him and Donnelly away,began shooting when detained at a RUC border checkpoint  on the Donegal border. Morris was sentenced to ten years and fifteen strokes of the cat for attempted murder. Clark died after a long eventful-life on the 20 February 1995 and was buried in Carrickmore, Co, Tyrone.

Mass card

Jimmy Clark

Click to enlarge the oration delivered by Frank Morris

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Jimmy Clark

Jimmy Clark

Jimmy Clark and Ructions Doyle

Jimmy Clark and Ructions Doyle

JimClarke with his granddaughter

Jimmy Clarke with his granddaughter

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jimmy clarke veteran republican goes for election in Ballyfermot 1950s

The Peacock Lounge, Marlborough Street, 1969

The Peacock Lounge, Marlborough Street, 1969

Frank Morris.

Frank Morris.

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2 responses to “Oration delivered at the funeral of Republican Jimmy Clarke 1919-95

  1. Great stuff- well done putting this together.
    Have come across Jimmy’s name a lot but he’s never been given a decent treatment.
    Kind regards Yvonne.

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