Francis Hughes

Francis Hughes
1956 - 1981

Francis Hughes  Northern Irish Activist

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Northern Irish Activist Francis Hughes was born Proinsias Ó hAodha on 28th February, 1956 in Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and passed away on 12th May 1981 H block of Maze prison (aka Long Kesh), County Down, Northern Ireland aged 25. He is most remembered for The second prisoner to join the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike in the H-Blocks at HM Prison Maze.. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

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First Name Francis
Last Name Hughes
Full Name at Birth Proinsias Ó hAodha
Age 25 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th February, 1956
Birthplace Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died 12th May, 1981
Place of Death H block of Maze prison (aka Long Kesh), County Down, Northern Ireland
Cause of Death Hunger strike
Build Slim
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Ethnicity White
Nationality Northern Irish
Occupation Text Irish volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Occupation Activist
Claim to Fame The second prisoner to join the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike in the H-Blocks at HM Prison Maze.
Father Joseph Hughes (member of the Irish Republican Army in the 1920s)
Brother Oliver Hughes
Family Member Thomas McElwee (cousin) (hungerstriker)

Francis Hughes (28 February 1956 – 12 May 1981) was a volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) from Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Hughes was the most wanted man in Northern Ireland until his arrest following a shoot-out with the Special Air Service (SAS) in which an SAS soldier was killed. At his trial, he was sentenced to a total of 83 years' imprisonment; he died during the 1981 Irish hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.

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