Dublin & Monaghan Bombings 1974

                Aftermath of bomb in Talbot Street (RTÉ Archives) 

The Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 17th May 1974 were a series of coordinated bombings by Loyalist paramilitaries in counties Dublin and Monaghan, which killed thirty-three civilians and an unborn child.  The Loyalist UVF, claimed responsibly for the bombings in 1993.  An Garda Síochána were centrally involved in responding to incidents.  In the recording samples below, you will here from Gardaí who were on the scene when the bombs exploded and their powerful observations of the subsequent devastation.