Personal Stories

Gerry O’Flaherty’s Story

Gerry O’Flaherty was aged 8 in 1941, and living in Crampton Court. He attended the Christian Brothers, O’Connell School on North Richmond Road, which was directly across the road from where one of the bombs fell. Gerry speaks about the reaction of school friends and Christian Brothers to the bombing, about public views on Irish neutrality, and life in Ireland during the Emergency, including rationing and air raid drills.

Listen to Gerry’s story here:

Duration: 00:20:48


Project Name: North Strand Oral History Project (Part 1)