Mairead King was 5 at time of bombing, and living in Sackville avenue, with her parents, brother and three maiden aunts. Her mother was in Rotunda Hospital on the night of the bombing, having given birth a few days previously. Mairead recalls her family’s actions on night of bombing, and her own childhood upset at the destruction of a doll at Gallagher’s Provisions Shop near Five Lamps. She also discusses the Small Profit Shop on Ballybough, how her family coped with rationing, and attitudes to the allies and the Germans during the Emergency.
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Duration: 21:31 mins.
Project Name: North Strand Oral History Project Phase 2