Yesterday (25 October) he turned his attention to Scoil na Fuiseoige, an Irish-medium primary school in West Belfast. He wrote about a visit to the Irish-medium school and reminded us of the significance of the name of the school:
A stone's throw from where I stood last Friday, some 35 years ago, a small group of Irish-language pioneers met in a portable building. They had a vision.This was the gathering - the oak tree's acorn - and in this group was Bobby Sands in organisation mode, enjoying a short spell of freedom from prison, but not for long.On their minds was the Irish language. It never left Bobby Sands's mind, tongue and pen.In the darkness of his prison cell he wrote a short story The Lark and the Freedom fighter - the word for lark in Irish is 'fuiseog'.