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  • Wed
    17
    Feb
    2016

    Talk - Bombs from a neutral sky...

    8:30 pmSarsfields GAA Hall, Newbridge

    Bombs from a neutral sky ...

    February meeting of Newbridge Local History Group will take place in Sarsfields GAA hall on –Wednesday 17th February at 8.30pm.

    Liam Kenny’s illustrated talk (with support from Paul Cooke, Raphael Ryan and Oliver McCrossan) will mark  the 75th anniversary of German bombs being dropped between Newbridge and the Curragh . Liam will talk about how the bombings were reported in the local and national newspapers, deal with the security context of the time, and the consequences of the bombing for neutral Ireland.

    Directions for visitors: from Newbridge Main Street (heading west) turn down Station Road, continue along straight over the railway bridge, watch out for the Department of Defence HQ building on right, take the next right turn and Sarsfields GAA is immediately on the right.


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