Mudcat Café message #3118163 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25603   Message #3118163
Posted By: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
21-Mar-11 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
Subject: RE: Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family
I would like to see the title of this thread changed.

There is absolutely NO connection with the Sands family and Robert Gerard Sands. The Sands Family are very well known in County Down, I met their parents Mick (Chief as he was known) and Bridie, several times whilst visiting family in Ireland, great people.

Bridie was from a famous family in Warrenpoint County Down, called Connolly. She went through the same thing "are you related to James Connolly who was shot in 1916".

The family love their Gaelic football, but never had any connections with republicanism.