Corky’s 1997 European Tour

In 1997, Corky’s FREEDOM banner was flown to Europe, where it was taken on a wonderful and well organised journey, visiting 6 cities in 5 countries. The tour began in Berlin, then proceeded on to Hamburg, Vienna, Zurich, London, and finally Dublin. Crowds of children and adults thronged every venue. A huge success, the tour reached a dramatic climax when 500 Irish school children came out to a remote beach near Dublin in wild weather, holding onto Corky’s banner despite torrential rain, hail & gale force winds. The tour helped Corky’s story gain wide public exposure in Europe via numerous television, radio & print stories. A detailed account follows on the succeeding pages.

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