We’ve collected almost 60 stories from people who have personal or family memories of the bombing.
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I was born on 17th March 1941 so I was about two and a half months old when the North Strand was bombed. We lived in 3 Waterloo Avenue which is the cul-de-sac just beside the Church of Ireland and School on the North Strand. We were about 600…Read the rest of this story
The Browne Family’s Story
The Browne family were all killed on the night of the 31 May when the bombs fell on the North Strand. Harry Browne had gone out to join the Local Defence Services after the first bombs fell that night. At around 2am, when he heard the German plane return,…Read the rest of this story
The morning after, by Joe Brennan
“SORRY LADS, HAVE TO BE HOME BEFORE HALF PAST EIGHT.” It had been a balmy summers evening, the Friday of the Whit Weekend. We were playing football on Sandymount beach, and my team were not impressed about my departure. I walked home and was sent sent straight to bed…Read the rest of this story
Roche Family Story
Maura Clarke, Brendan Roche, and Vincent Roche are three siblings, whose father ran a barber’s shop on the North Strand Road in 1941. The shop was completely destroyed on the night of the bombing, and it was nine months before Mr Roche was to re-open a new premise in…Read the rest of this story
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