Mairéad Farrell

Mairéad Farrell
1957 - 1988

Mairéad Farrell  Northern Irish Activist

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Northern Irish Activist Mairéad Farrell was born on 3rd March, 1957 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and passed away on 6th Mar 1988 Gibraltar aged 31. She is most remembered for First woman to refuse to wear prison uniform. She also instigated a dirty protest in February 1980 at Armagh Women's prison. She was one of the H-Block/Armagh prisoners to stand for election in the Republic of Ireland in the 1981 General Election.. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

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First Name Mairead
Last Name Farrell
Full Name at Birth Mairéad Farrell
Alternative Name Máiréad Ní Fhearghail, Mairéad Ní Fhearail
Age 31 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd March, 1957
Birthplace Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died 6th March, 1988
Place of Death Gibraltar
Cause of Death Internal haemorrhaging caused by multiple bullet wounds
Buried Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Build Slim
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality Northern Irish
High School Rathmore Grammar School
University Political Science and Economics, Queen's University, Belfast
(dropped out)
Occupation Text IRA activist
Occupation Activist
Claim to Fame First woman to refuse to wear prison uniform. She also instigated a dirty protest in February 1980 at Armagh Women's prison. She was one of the H-Block/Armagh prisoners to stand for election in the Republic of Ireland in the 1981 General Election.

Mairéad Farrell (Irish: Máiréad Ní Fhearghail or Mairéad Ní Fhearail) (3 March 1957 – 6 March 1988) was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). She was shot dead by the British Army in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988.

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