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Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Bloody Sunday

The Guide to Free Derry

 
 
Bloody Sunday Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Bloody Sunday Marker
Inscription.

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.”

Photos: (from top to bottom)
British soldiers chase protestors towards Rossville flats (Colman Doyle); a strip of images of the Paratroopers involved on Bloody Sunday taken just after
Bloody Sunday Marker and The Saturday Matinee Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Bloody Sunday Marker and The Saturday Matinee Mural
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.
 
Location. 54° 59.824′ N, 7° 19.522′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. 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.
 
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 of this marker); The Peace Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); H Block Hunger Strike Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in
The Saturday Matinee Mural by The Bodside Artists image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. The Saturday Matinee Mural by The Bodside Artists
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. Bloody Sunday Trust. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Bogside Artists and Their Derry Murals. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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