Buncrana locals to hold 20th anniversary vigil for Omagh bombing victims

first_imgA vigil will be held tonight in Buncrana for the victims of the Omagh bombing as the atrocity marks its 20th anniversary. The tragedy claimed the lives of three Co Donegal schoolboys and two Spanish nationals who were staying with family in Inishowen.Eight-year-old Oran Doherty and two twelve-year-olds, Shaun McLaughlin and James Barker, were on a group trip to Omagh in 1998 when they were caught in the blast. Spanish exchange student Fernando Blasco Baselga, 12, and group leader Rocio Abad Ramous, 23, who were staying with family in Buncrana, also got caught in the Real IRA bombing.The vigil will take place in Buncrana tonight at 9:00pm at Knockalla Drive close to the homes of Shaun and Oran.The Omagh bombing took the lives of 29 people including a woman with unborn twins at 3:10pm on August 15, 1998.The attack was carried out by a splinter group calling themselves the Real Irish Republican Army, who opposed the IRA’s ceasefire and the Good Friday Agreement. Buncrana locals to hold 20th anniversary vigil for Omagh bombing victims was last modified: August 16th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaOMagh bombinglast_img