North Strand Bombing anniversary
Published on 28th May 2021
A new website telling the story of the North Strand Bombing. The website contains photographs of the aftermath of the bombing and the stories of people who were there. In the weeks after the bombing, Dublin Corporation commissioned a local photographer, Henry McCrea, to take photographs of the bomb damage as evidence for the assessment of insurance claims. These striking photographs reveal the devastation that was wrecked on the area leaving scars for many years to come.
Image below from Vital Repository.
A newly commissioned short film showing the “then and now” streetscape where the bombs fell on the 31st May 1941.
Charleville Mall Library is hosting a free, online talk at 7pm on Monday 31st May. The Library escaped unscathed on the night of the bombing and opened its doors to help the relief effort. This talk is free but you need to book online to attend: Devastation in the North Strand.
On the 80th anniversary of the bombing of the North Strand, Mary Muldowney and historian Catherine Holmes will tell the story of the bombing of North Strand on the night of 30/31 May 1941. They will give the background to the tragedy and outline its aftermath, referring in particular to the memories and photographs featured in the new Dublin City Library & Archive’s website that commemorates an event that traumatised several generations and changed the shape of one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods.