Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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.”
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
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 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.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Disasters • Patriots & Patriotism •
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 350 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.