Devastation in the North Strand
Published on 15th June 2021
Dublin City Council Historian in Residence Dr. Mary Muldowney and historian Catherine Holmes tell the story of the bombing of North Strand on the night of 30/31 May 1941. This special event to mark the 80th anniversary of the bombing was hosted by Charleville Mall Library on 31 May 2021.
Mary Muldowney's talk gives the background to the tragedy and outline its aftermath, referring in particular to the memories and photographs featured in the new Dublin City Library & Archives website northstrandbombing.ie that commemorates an event that traumatised several generations and changed the shape of one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods.
Catherine Holmes draws on firsthand accounts of the night of the bombing from the Dublin City Archives oral history project to illustrate the dreadful impact on the lives of those living and working in the North Strand area.
To learn more and hear the oral history recordings, visit northstrandbombing.ie