Dublin Bombing: “Somebody shouted: ‘It’s a fucking bomb!’”

One of the many pieces of unfinished business from the troubles is the bombing of Dublin and Monaghan 37 years ago on Tuesday last… My memory of it is at the time is that it was just one more ghastly step on the road to hell, that most us could not really understand…

At the time, the Ulster Workers Strike meant no buses, no trains and no school… The murderous routine of sectarian tit for tat murder of Catholics and Protestants drip dripped onwards… as politicians and terror organizations joined forces on the streets and in factories determined to bring down the power sharing government of the day…

Meanwhile Nicholas Mackey was a few years older and a hundred miles closer… He grabbed his camera that day, and now shares his horrific memories of what the bombers did to some of the ordinary people of Dublin that day…


Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.