Friday, November 12, 2010

The Monaghan Bomb

A simple dignified plaque to the dead and injured.

I am still travelling around Ireland but normal daily blogging will resume on Monday. I took the following pictures in Monaghan town, just south of the border with Northern Ireland. In May 1974, just as a power sharing government between Catholics and Protestants was set up in Belfast, loyalist terrorists expressed their opposition to sharing power with catholics by slaughtering dozens (33 in total) of people in a series of coordinated bombs in Dublin and in monaghan.

This larger monument marks the spot where the Monaghan bomb detonated.

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