Today in Irish History: McGurk Pub Bomb Kills 15. Liam Clancy’s Parting Glass

December 4: TODAY in Irish History:

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Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.    

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December 4: TODAY in Irish History:

1971: Fifteen people die following a bomb explosion at the predominantly Catholic frequented McGurk’s Bar in Belfast. Originally, thought to have been an IRA bomb which detonated by accident, the real perpetrators were loyalist paramilitaries, the Ulster Volunteer Force. Patrick McGurk who lost his wife and fourteen year old daughter in the bombings expressed an astonishing level of forgiveness. “It doesn’t matter who planted the bomb. What’s done can’t be undone. I’ve been trying to keep bitterness out of it.”

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2009: Liam Clancy, member of the famous Clancy Brothers and long time singing partner with Tommy Makem raised a parting glass and left this world at the age of sixty-five.

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