Published on May 31st, 2016 | by Jim Lee


The Bombing of Dublin’s North Strand, 1941

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of one Dublin’s most horrific nights, when aircraft of Germany’s Luftwaffe devastated a small north-side community, causing death, injury and homelessness. The article below appeared in the June 2011 issue of FlyingInIreland Magazine to mark the 70th Anniversary.

To commemorate this anniversary of this tragedy, a special event will be held at Charleville Mall Library on 31st May 2016 at 2.30pm. Historian and archivist of St John Ambulance Brigade Padraig Allen will outline how the Brigade who were on duty coped with the injured and dying in North Strand, drawing on previously unseen records from the St. John Ambulance Brigade archive.


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About the Author

Jim has had a life-long interest in military matters and aviation. Initially, he fused both of these interests together with a passion for military aviation, initially as a photographer. He has travelled extensively over the years and has been the guest of many European air forces, plus the air forces of the United States, Russia and others throughout the world. His first introduction to journalism coincided with an interest in the civil aviation industry was when he initially wrote for and later edited, ‘Aviation Ireland’, the club magazine of the Aviation Society of Ireland. Jim was a contributor to Flying in Ireland since its inception over 10 years ago and is now a key contributor to this site. He has also contributed items for a number of other aviation magazines and has produced a number of detailed contributions to Government policy documents, most recently the Irish Government’s White Paper on Defence. He is also deeply involved in the local community and voluntary sector and has worked both in local government and central government.

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