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Dublin and Monaghan Bombings Memorial (Talbot Street)

Information on memorial
Memorial ID No.:
1
Memorial Title:
Dublin and Monaghan Bombings Memorial (Talbot Street)
Commemorating:
The 33 victims of the four bombings that took place in Dublin and Monaghan on 17 May 1974.
Information about person(s) commemorated
Date of Incident:
17 May 1974
Description:
The monument is a large double-sided inscribed stone slab containing a dedication and the names of 33 victims. It comprises a vertical rectangular slab of grey granite (??). The main slab is comprised of three smaller slabs. Beside the main memorial are two stone benches made from the same type of stone. The slab is set on a circular stone base which is flush to the ground. Inscriptions appear on both sides of the slab and are made up of a dedication and the list of names of the 33 victims.
Inscription(s):
Dedication and 16 names inscribed on north side of stone, and 17 names inscribed on south side.
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Location Address:
Talbot Street, Dublin,
County Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
n.a.
Location Guide:
Located at the eastern end of Talbot Street, close to the junction with Amiens Street in the centre of Dublin. The memorial is close to Connolly railway station.
Map Grid Ref:
IO166349
X,Y Co-ordinates:
X: 316555, Y: 234857
Previous Location:
The memorial was installed to replace an earlier smaller memorial (Monument ID No.2) which took the form of a small inscribed granite slab. This earlier memorial was unveiled by Michael Donnelly, then lord mayor of Dublin, in May 1991 and is currently located in Glasnevin Cemetery.
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Nature:
Civilian
Physical Type:
Memorial Stone
Physical Materials:
Stone (Granite?)
Setting:
Street
Access:
Public Unrestricted
Post Unveiling:
Ceremonies are held at the monument on each anniversary of the date of the bombings.
Commissioned By:
Dublin City Council
Artist(s):
Date Unveiled:
26/09/1997
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First Viewed:
12 October 2006
Last Viewed:
22 January 2008
Photographs:
9
Comments:
The monument is located in a busy area of Dublin city centre but one that is not frequented by tourists. The monument was placed some distance from the location of the bomb in 1974 that exploded in Talbot Street.
Compiler:
Martin Melaugh; Sara McDowell

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