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Is le croí trom agus tocht i mo ghlór a scríobhaim alt na seachtaine seo fá m’Athair. Bhí sé de rún agam seo a scríobh an tseachtain seo caite ach go raibh an créacht rodhomhan ionam go fóill le go rachadh peann ar phar. Ní nach ionadh nár fhorbair an cine daonna tuiscint chuimsitheach go fóill ar chríochnaitheacht an bháis mar go mothaíonn seo go hosréalaíoch céanna is ar mhothaigh an seomra beag in Otharlann Ríoga Bhéal Feirste coicís ó shin nuair a dúradh le teaghlach s’againn go raibh m’athair dílis i mbéal an bháis. Ní ullmhaíonn aon ceacht saoil, ciall ceannaithe, loighic nó reasúin thú don bhuille crualach, tubaisteach seo. Glacann croitheadh láidir agus adreánáilín saolta gréim ar na mothúcháin agus tú ag maireachtáil fríd maratón mire a chríochnaíonn le folús agus brón ach bhfuil léamh, scríobh nó insint béil beacht fána choinne.

Ainneoin an méala mór a bhí anuas ar teaghlach s’againn ón phointe seo ar aghaidh, tugadh tógáil croí millteanach mór dúinn sa teach fáire leis an tacaíocht iontach a tháinig ón phobal. Bhailigh na sluaite ar an teach ó gach cearn den chathair, ó fud fad na tíre agus níos faide i gcéin chun ardmheas a léiriú ar an tseanlad agus an saol, corrach, gníomhach a chaith sé ar son a phobail. Bíodh is gur thuig muid ariamh go raibh sé d’adh agus de phribhléid againn Daidí as an choitantacht a bheith againn, buanaíodh an tuaraim seo arís agus arís eile fríd na mílte scéaltaí spreagúla agus greannmhara a chuala muid thar cupla lá agus oíche.

D’fhoghlaim muid stuif nach raibh ar eolas againn ón illomad cuairteoir agus díograiseoir a d’fhág m’athair lorg orthu thar leathchead bliain anuas. Bhí iad siúd a d’imir sacar leis agus a ghlac cicéail uaidh ar an pháirc péile blianta fada ó shin; baicéirí a d’oibir leis agus a thainig faoina thionchar agus é mar ionadaí ceardchumann ag seasamh an fod ar son a gcearta; iarchimí a d’fhulaing uafás an gáis CR sa Cheis Fhada na luathseachtóidí; daoine ar an imeall a chaillfeadh a solathár leasa shoisialaigh ach gur throid m’athair a son; Gaeilgeoirí a spreag sé chun ranganna a theagasc sa phobal agus an athbheochan ag bailiú nirt; gnáthoibrithe a mhair faoi chois dushaothraithe an fostóra gur thug m’athair an comhairle cuí daofa; díograiseoirí pobail a bhí dífhostaithe agus gan dóchas tráth gur léirigh m’athair suim iontu; comhshaolaithe agus siúltóirí sléibhe a chaill misneach fá todhchaí an Sleibhe Dhuibh go dtí gur bhuail siad leis; sáineolaithe cearta daonna a shíl go raibh na hargóintí is déisbhéalaí acu go dtí gur chuir m’athair chun gáire iad ag maslú na móruaisle ar céisteanna comhionnanais ag comhdháil iomráiteach éigin. Léirigh oidhreacht m’athair go dtig le gnáthdhaoine difear a dhéanamh sa sochaí seo nuair a chaitheann siad le daoine eile le meas, nuair a sheasann siad an fod in aghaidh an éagóra, nuair a chreideann siad sa phobal agus nuair a dhéanann siad beart de réir a mbriathar.

Bhain muid bród agus sólás ó theachtaireachtaí comhbhrón agus ómóis a bhí i gceann leathanaigh an nuachtáin seo agus meáin chumarsaide eile chomh maith leis a mhéid a tháinig ó dhíograiseoirí de gach cinéal; ón phobal s’againn féin agus an pobal dílseach, polaiteoirí de gach saghas, iar-uachtáran na hÉireann agus an tseanbhean ag bun na sráide i measc daoine eile. Tréisíonn pobal iarthar Bhéal Feirste le chéile fríd dlúthpháirtíocht agus féinchuidiú in am an ghatair agus bhain Clann Mhic Ionnrachtaigh uchtach den scoth ón tacaíocht ghrámhar a fuair muid sna laethanta dorcha le déanaí agus tá muid thar a bheith buíoch as. Chothaigh na comharsain muid, d’eagraigh cumann lúthchléas Gaeil Gort na Móna an torráimh feiliúnach a fuair m’athair agus sheas an pobal linn idir óg agus aosta in ómós do m’athair. Agus mé ag machnamh ar spiorad mhuintir iarthar Bheal Feirste, chuimhnigh mé ar an

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mhéid a dúirt m’athair thiar in 1998, i dtréimhse níos corraithí inár sheas pobal an iarthair le chéile, nuair a dúnmharaíodh mo dhearthair Terry Óg,; ‘The people that murdered Terry óg simply don’t understand the heart and soul of the people of West Belfast and ultimately cannot stem the tide of rightfulness, justice and equality and everything we deserve as a people’. Beidh oidhreacht s’aige mar chrann taca agus muid ag streachailt linn sna blianta amach romhainn, nuair a chinnteoidh an pobal go raibh an ceart aige.

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I write this week’s article about my father with a heavy heart and a lump in my throat. I had intended to write it last week but the wound was still too raw to allow me to put pen to paper. It doesn’t surprise me that the human race has yet to develop a proper understanding on the finality of death because writing this, my feelings are just as surreal as they were in that small room in the Royal Victoria hospital a fortnight ago when our family was told that our precious Daddy would not pull through. No amount of life experiences, wisdom, logic or reason can prepare you for this cruel and sudden blow. A state of shock and a nervous adrenaline take hold and you survive an anguished marathon which culminates in indescribable sadness and emptiness.

Despite the immeasurable grief that we felt, we were given a massive lift over the course

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city, throughout the country and beyond descended on the house to pay their respects to the Oul Lad and the active life he spent on behalf of his community. Although we always understood how lucky and privileged we were to have such a unique father, this was continually reinforced by the thousands of inspirational and funny stories we heard over a few days and nights.

We learned new things about him from countless visitors and activists who my father touched over the past half century. There were those who he played soccer with and had

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kicked up and down the pitch many years ago; the bakers he worked with and came under his influence when he fought for their rights as a young shop steward; republican ex-prisoners who suffered the horrors of CR gas by his side in Long Kesh in the early seventies; those people on the margins who would have lost their welfare benefits only he that he was willing to fight on their behalf; the fluent Irish speakers who he inspired into activism by encouraging them to teach classes in the community to give momentum to the revival; those workers who suffered in the exploitative grip of the employer until he offered the right help and guidance; the community activists who were once unemployed and bereft of hope until he showed an interest in them; those environmentalists and mountain walkers who felt the Black Mountain was a lost cause until they met him; those human rights experts who thought that had the most articulate arguments until he sent them into a fit of laughter by insulting those with power on the issue of equality at some prestigious conference. His legacy proves that ordinary people can make a difference and transform our society when they treat people with dignity; stand up and challenge injustice; when they believe in the community and be true to their word.

We took great pride and solace from the messages of sympathy and eulogies in his honour that appeared on the front pages of this newspaper and the media as well as those that came from people and activists of every hue; from our community and the loyalist community, politicians of every persuasion, ex-presidents of Ireland and the pensioner from the bottom of the street amongst others. The community of West Belfast unite in solidarity and self-help in times of adversity and the Enright family took great strength from the loving support we received in these difficult days and are eternally grateful for it. Local neighbours fed us, Gort na Móna CLG organised the wonderfully fitting funeral, while the community, both young and old, stood with us in honour of my Da.

When reflecting on the spirit of West Belfast, I was reminded of something my father said back in 1998, in a more turbulent time that brought the people of the West together, when my older brother Terry was murdered; ‘The people that murdered Terry óg simply don’t understand the heart and soul of the people of West Belfast and ultimately cannot stem the tide of rightfulness, justice and equality and everything we deserve as a people’. His legacy will act as a boundless source of inspiration

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as the struggle continues in the years ahead and the community proves him right.

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