Irish Republican News · December 17, 2003
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IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS: Victims of the 1974 attacks on Dublin, Monaghan
Victims of the 1974 attacks on Dublin, Monaghan
A brief biography of all of the victims of the 1974 bomb attacks in Dublin and Monaghan from the Barron report.

 

Patrick Askin (44): Forestry worker, married, Glaslough, Co Monaghan. Killed in the Monaghan bomb. Survived by his wife, Patricia and four young children: sons Paul and Patrick, aged 6 and 7 and two-year-old twin daughters, Sonia and Sharon.

 

Josie Bradley (21): Civil servant, single, Coolfin, Kilcormack, Co Offaly. Killed in Talbot Street, Dublin. Survived by her parents, May and Chris, twin sister, Marian and eight other siblings.

 

Marie Butler (21): Temporarily employed as a shop assistant at Clery's while awaiting a nursing place at Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, single. Villierstown, Cappoquin, Co Waterford. Killed in Parnell Street, Dublin. Survived by her mother, Mary.

 

Anne Byrne (35): Housewife married, Donaghmede, Dublin. Killed in Talbot Street while on a shopping trip. Survived by her husband, Michael, and two children: Michelle aged 8 and Trevor, aged 4.

 

Thomas Campbell (52): Agricultural worker, single, Silverstream, Co Monaghan. Killed in Monaghan. Survived by his mother and sister, Mary, also two stepsisters. His mother never recovered from the shock of his death and died six weeks later.

 

Simone Chetrit (30): A French citizen visiting Ireland with a number of other French students on an English language course. She was due to return to her home in Paris the following morning.

She was single and was survived by her parents, brothers Elie, Maurice, Marcel and Albert and sister, Yvette. She was killed in Talbot Street.

 

Thomas Croarkin (36): Agricultural worker, single, Tyholland, Co Monaghan.

Seriously injured in Monaghan and survived until July 24th, 1974, when he died in the Richmond Hospital, Dublin. Survived by his mother and seven siblings.

 

John Dargle (80): John was a pensioner, who lived alone at Portland Row, Ballybough, Dublin. He had served in the British army and was working at the Corporation Fruit Market in Dublin. He was killed in the Parnell Street bombing.

 

Concepta Dempsey (65): A shop-assistant at Guiney's, Talbot Street, Concepta was single, and lived at Chord Road, Drogheda, Co Louth.

She was seriously injured in Talbot Street and survived until June 11th when she died in the Mater hospital, Dublin. She was survived by five nieces and nephews: Vincent, Deirdre, Gertie, Raymond and Aidan.

 

Collette and Baby Doherty (21): Colette ran a shop in Sheriff Street with her husband John. She was nine months pregnant when she was killed in Talbot Street. She was survived by her husband, John, daughter, Wendy, aged 22 months, her parents, Michael and Winifred and siblings. Wendy was with her when she was killed and was found wandering an hour later, relatively unharmed.

 

Patrick Fay (47): He was employed in the GPO, married, a native of Ardee, Co Louth, he lived in Artane, Dublin. He was survived by his wife, Maura and only son, Pat, who had moved to live in London. He was killed in Parnell Street, having just filled his car with petrol at Westbrook Motors.

 

Elizabeth Fitzgerald (59): She had lived with her husband, Christopher in Phibsboro, Dublin. Both were injured in the Talbot Street bombing. She survived until May 19th, 1974, while her husband, Christopher, recovered in the Mater hospital.

 

Breda Grace (35): Married, housewife and living in Portmarnock, originally from Tralee, Co Kerry. She was survived by her husband, Tim and 12- month-old son, Edward. Breda was killed in Talbot Street.

 

Archie Harper (73): An active man who still ran a farm and family pub in his native Co Monaghan. He was survived by his wife and only daughter, Iris. He was injured in the Monaghan bombing and died on the following Tuesday night, May 21st, at 11.45 p.m.

 

Antonio Magliocco (37): Italian citizen. Restaurant owner, survived by his wife, Anna, and three young children, Tommassino, Corrado and Marinella. He was a native of Casalattico, near Cassino, in Italy. He was killed instantly in the explosion in Parnell Street, while visiting his brother Mario's restaurant. His wife and family moved back to Italy a number of years after his death, but his brothers and sisters remained in Ireland.

 

May McKenna (55): Originally from Monaghan and Dungannon, Co Tyrone, but lived in Talbot Street (over O'Neill's Shoe Shop). She was employed at Clery's. She was survived by her sister, Margaret McNicholl, brother-in-law and three nephews. May was killed instantly in the Talbot Street explosion.

 

Anne Marren (20): Worked in Department of Posts and Telegraphs in Hawkins Street. She was a native of Lavagh, Ballymote, Co Sligo. She was survived by her father, two sisters and two brothers. Anne was killed in the Talbot Street explosion.

 

Anna Massey (21): Worked at Lisney's auctioneers and from Sallynoggin, Dublin. Anne was the eldest of seven girls and was a twin. She was survived by her parents, Frank and Annie, and sisters.

She was engaged to be married and her wedding was due to take place in July 1974. Anna was killed in the South Leinster Street explosion.

 

Dorothy Morris (57): Employed at Cadbury's, Dorothy had five siblings and lived all her life in Kimmage with her mother and sister, Georgina. She was killed in the Talbot Street explosion.

 

O'Brien Family - John O'Brien (24), Anna O'Brien (22), Jacqueline (17 months) and Anne-Marie (5 months): Lived in Gardiner Street, originally from Finglas. John worked in Palm Grove, the ice-cream factory. This entire family was killed in the Parnell Street explosion.

 

Christina O'Loughlin (51): Worked in the Shelbourne Hotel as a French polisher. Resided in Townsend Street, Dublin. She was survived by her husband, Kevin and two adult sons, Kevin junior and Pius. Christina was killed in the South Leinster Street explosion.

 

Edward John O'Neill (39): Self-employed painter and decorator who lived in Dominick Street with his wife, Martha and five children: Denise, Angela, Billy, Edward jnr and Niall. Edward was killed and his two young sons were seriously injured in the Parnell Street bombing. His wife gave birth to a still-born daughter three months after his death.

 

Baby Martha O'Neill (still-born): Stillborn child of Edward and Martha O'Neill, born in August 1974.

 

Marie Phelan (20): Worked in the civil service. Originally from Ballyvoreen, Woodstown, Co Waterford and living in Dublin. Survived by her parents, Kitty and Billy, and brothers, Pat and Anthony. Marie was killed in the Talbot Street explosion.

 

Siobhán Roice (19): Worked in the civil service. Originally from Thomas Street, Wexford town and living in Dublin. She was survived by her parents, Johanna and Edward, sisters Aileen and Elizabeth and brother James. Siobhán was killed in the Talbot Street explosion.

 

Maureen Shields (46): Originally from Hollyford, Co Tipperary, Maureen moved to Dublin where she worked in the civil service until her marriage to Leo in 1953. They had one son and two daughters. Maureen was killed in the Talbot Street explosion.

 

Jack Travers (28): Self- employed, single and from Park Street, Monaghan town. Jack still lived with his family and was very athletic. He was engaged to be married. Survived by his parents, brother Jim, sisters and fiancée. Jack was killed in the explosion in North Street, Monaghan.

 

Breda Turner: Worked in the civil service, in the income tax office. She was engaged to be married the following Easter.

Originally from Thurles, Co Tipperary, she had moved to Dublin and was survived by her parents, Biddy and Jimmy, and brother and sisters. She was killed in the Parnell Street explosion.

 

John Walshe (27): Single, from Crumlin, Dublin. He was survived by his father and mother, sisters Anne and Mary and girlfriend Joan. He was killed in the Talbot Street explosion.

 

Peggy White (45): Part-time restaurant worker. She was survived by her husband, Joe, a daughter and three young sons. She lived in Belgium Park, Monaghan town.

Peggy was injured in the bomb in North Road, Monaghan, and died on the night of the bombing.

 

George Williamson (72): A bachelor farmer from Castleshane, Co Monaghan.

George was survived by his sister Margaret and two brothers, Isaiah and Jesse, as well as nieces and nephews. He was killed in the explosion in North Road, Monaghan.

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