The Dublin and Monaghan Bombings

The Troubles Podcast

Jul 28 2020 • 26 mins

It was rush hour on Friday evening in Dublin City. Traffic was heavy and because of a bus strike there were a lot more people milling about the streets, heading home from work. At 28 minutes past five the first bomb exploded and caused utter devastation on Parnell Street. Then, two minutes later a second one went off on Talbot Street. Two minutes after that a third bomb exploded. The bombs caused absolute chaos in the streets of Dublin. A fourth bomb then exploded in the county of Monaghan 90 minutes later. These bombings are responsible for the single deadliest death toll in the conflict known as the Troubles and today, over 40 years later, there are many aspects of this attack which are still shrouded in mystery.Sources:'The Impact of The Troubles on the Republic of Ireland 1968-79' by Brian HanleyHidden Hand Documentary: Barron Report Account of the Bombing Article About the Attack Article About the Attack About How the Attack Wasn't Mentioned in Irish Schools McEntee Report Entry See for privacy and opt-out information.