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Location of Bobby Sands Mural

Robert Gerard Sands (Irish: Roibeard Gearķid Ķ Seachnasaigh), commonly known as Bobby Sands (9 March 1954 – 5 May 1981), was an Irish Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) member who died on hunger strike whilst in prison for the possession of firearms. He died in HM Prison Maze (known as Long Kesh by Irish Republicans). He was the leader of the 1981 Hunger Strike and had been elected as an Member of Parliament during his fast.