Derry-Londonderry in Derry And Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
The Guide to Free Derry
On 30 January 1972 the ‘elite’ British Parachute Regiment opened fire on a peaceful civil rights march along this street, killing 14 unarmed marchers and wounding 14 more. The dead and wounded were labelled gunmen and bombers by a partisan British judicial inquiry, and it was to be another 38 years before a second public inquiry forced the British government to admit what everyone else already knew, that all those killed and injured were innocent, and the shootings were “unjustified and unjustifiable.”
Domhnach Na Fola
Ar an 30 Eanáir 1972, thosaigh scothReisiment Pharaisiúit na Breataine ag lámhach ar mhórshiúl síochánta na gceart sibhialta feadh na sráide seo, ag márú 14 mhórshiúlóir neamharmtha agus ag gortú 14 eile. Lipéadaíodh na marbh agus na gortaithe gunnadóirí agus buamadóirí ag fiosrúchán breithiúnach páirtíneach Breataineach, agus chuaigh 38 bliain thart sular chuir dara fiosrúchán poiblí iallach ar Rialtas Shasana admháil cad a bhí ar eolas ag gach duine eile go raibh cách a máraíodh agus a gortaíodh neamhchiontach agus go raibh na lámhaigh “éagórach agus dochosanta.”
British soldiers chase protestors towards Rossville flats (Colman Doyle); a strip of images of the Paratroopers involved on Bloody Sunday taken just after the shootings; a soldier continues the chase after hitting a protestor in the head with the butt of his rifle (Colman Doyle); Fr Daly leads a group of men carrying the dying Jackie Duddy (Fulvio Grimaldi) and below, thirteen coffins in St Mary’s Church, Creggan.
Erected by Derry City Council, Triax Neighbourhood Renewal Taskforce, Iona Enterprises.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Disasters • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is January 30, 1972.
Location. 54° 59.824′ N, 7° 19.522′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in Derry And Strabane. Marker is at the intersection of Rossville Street and Glenfada Park, on the right when traveling south on Rossville Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 9DR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil Rights (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bloody Sunday (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunger Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); Motorman (within shouting distance The Peace Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); H Block Hunger Strike Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); IRA Volunteers Honor Roll (about 120 meters away); Battle of the Bogside (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
Also see . . .
1. Bloody Sunday Inquiry. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Bogside Artists and Their Derry Murals. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.