WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY WILL MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MONAGHAN BOMBING

28 March 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A wreath-laying ceremony will take place in Monaghan Town on Sunday, May 18 in the afternoon to mark the 40th anniversary of the bombing in the town centre.

A letter circulated at the March meeting of Monaghan Town Council from Justice For The Forgotten Co-ordinator Margaret Urwin said that transport would be provided for the families of the Dublin bombings that occurred on the same day in 1974 to enable them to attend the Monaghan event. The Dublin ceremony would be held on Saturday, May 17.

Requesting the Town Council to provide refreshments and an outdoor public address system in relation to the wreath-laying event, Ms Urwin said that Justice For The Forgotten were hopeful that other events, including a film documentary and a book, would be put together to mark the anniversary, but these projects were dependent on PEACE III funding being secured.

She indicated that a meeting would be held in Monaghan on Saturday, April 5 to make plans for the commemorative events.

Mary Carroll proposed that the Council provide the assistance requested, and this was seconded by Pádraigín Uí Mhurchadha and agreed.

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