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Historic tragedy Christy Moore will join a special Bloody Sunday commemoration in Croke Park

Over the course of the evening, a team of special actors and writers will give voice to the 14 men, woman, and children who were killed in Croke Park on that day.

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CHRISTY Moore will honour the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday with a moving performance from Croke Park. 

This Friday, the Abbey Theatre and the GAA, will stream a very special production to commemorate the lives lost.

Over the course of the evening, a team of special actors and writers will give voice to the 14 men, woman, and children who were killed in Croke Park on that day.

These 14 stories, each centred around one of the victims of that day, will be filmed in Croke Park and streamed online.

Opening the performance will be a special interview with GAA hero, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, while folk icon Christy Moore will give a one-off performance to close the commemorations.

“I wrote the song ‘Minds Locked Shut’ for a Derry Bloody Sunday Memorial Concert in 1983,” Christy said.

“I've spoken with relatives from the Derry Bloody Sunday Museum.

“They are happy for the song to be adapted, that the 1920 victims be remembered alongside those murdered in Derry in 1972.

“I feel honoured to be part of this Memorial. I’m grateful to The Abbey Theatre and The GAA for this initiative.”

While Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh reinforced the importance of marking an atrocity that has had such a profound impact on Irish society.

"Bloody Sunday had a profound impact not only on the development of the GAA but also on the fabric of Irish society as a whole.

“I’m delighted to be involved in this momentous Abbey Theatre project – marking a sad day in Ireland's history.

“It will honour those that set out to watch a match in Croke Park, like so many before them and since, but never returned home to their loved ones.

“They are now among the dead who shall live forever.”

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