The Omagh Bomb

“15th August 1998. The Omagh Bomb. To honour and remembered 31 people murdered and hundreds injured from three nations, by a dissident republican terrorist car bomb.” The bomb was the work of the Real IRA and came three months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The plaque – “presented by the Omagh Support And Self Help Group to honour the European Day Of Remembrance For Victims Of Terrorism, 11th March 2005, and at our wish unveiled by Dr. W.W. Foster” – is in Spanish (as well as English and Irish) because two of the victims were Spanish holiday-makers. The memorials shown were temporary, being replaced in 2008 (for the tenth anniversary) by a reflecting pool, mirrors, and stone inscriptions, including the wording included here (BBC-NI). Drumragh Avenue, Omagh.

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Copyright © 2007 Peter Moloney

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