Bloody Friday

The Troubles Podcast

Feb 23 2021 • 23 mins

1972 was by far the worst year of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, in terms of death toll. 476 people lost their lives and over half of that number was civilians. It was also the year where the IRA staged their largest ever day of bombings. In the space of 80 minutes, the IRA detonated 22 bombs in and around Belfast, turning the city into a warzone. This is the story of Bloody Friday.SOURCES:The Primary Source for this Episode, an excellent BBC documentary about Bloody Friday: of the day: footage from the day: of one of the bombs: Statement: overview: thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: See for privacy and opt-out information.