The Bombing

In the early hours of 31st May 1941, four high explosive bombs were dropped by German aircraft on Dublin, 3 of them falling on the North Strand and Summerhill, a residential area on the north side of Dublin City Centre.

Twenty-eight people were killed, over ninety injured, and 300 houses were destroyed.

Dublin City Libraries & Archives has collected eyewitness accounts and memories of the bombing and its devastating effects on the people of the North Strand.

On this site you can read about the events of that night, listen to and read accounts of people who were there and stories handed down through local families, and find out more about Ireland during the Emergency.