McGurk’s Bar: 40th Anniversary Commemoration

A sneak peek at Belfast's newest piece of commemorative art

The families of those killed and injured in the McGurk’s Bar Massacre will be holding a a series of events to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the bombing on Saturday 3rd December (the attack occurred on Saturday 4th December 1971 though). This is a public, cross-community event so please feel free to pay us a visit at any stage during the night.

The running order for the night is as follows:

  • 700 pm Commemorative Mass at St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street
  • 745 pm Solemn procession from the Church to the site of the bomb in North Queen Street
  • 800 pm Gathering at the site
  • 815 pm Welcome/Fáilte, Context of the bombing

Prayers by local Catholic Priest and Protestant Minister

Unveiling of our commemorative mural-relief

Wreath-laying ceremony

  • 847 pm Two minutes’ silence to coincide with the time that the bomb exploded on that Saturday night
  • 900 pm Exhibition of our Campaign for Truth in nearby St Kevin’s Hall

We hope to meet you there.


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