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In memory of the 31 people who were murdered in the Omagh bombing
Me, Myself, and I
This page is in memory of all the victims of the Omagh bomb, Northern Ireland, on 15 August 1998.

Twenty-nine people and two unborn children lost their lives in the atrocity, the real IRA later claimed responsibility. A number of Protestants, Catholics, Spanish children, and people of other backgrounds died in the bombing. All were civilians.

This page is a tribute to those who died, regardless of what background they came from. Whether Protestant, Catholic, or Mormon, every victim was an innocent person who was uninvolved in Northern Ireland's affairs. The majortity of the dead were women and children. Thirty children lost their Mothers that day, one child lost 3 generations of his family including his Mother, Grandmother, one-year-old sister, and 2 unborn siblings.

There were condolescences worldwide.One man wrote "No piece of land is ever more valuable than one drop of innocent blood"-let this be a lesson the world over that violence is futile.


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  • The Victims

    JAMES BARKER (12), from Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. James' family had only moved to Buncrana from England a year before the bombing. James was one of three boys from Buncrana to die in the explosion.

    FERNANDO BLASCO BASELGA (12), from Madrida, Spain. Fernando was a Spanish student who was one of a group taking part in a student exchange programme to Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. He was from Madrid. His parents travelled to Omagh to bring home his body. The Spanish ambassador also travelled to Ireland to help with the arrangements.

    GERALDINE BRESLIN (43), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Geraldine was killed after she had left Watterson's clothes shop where she was employed. She was a close friend of Anne McComber who was also killed

    DEBORAH ANNE CARTWRIGHT (20), from Birchwood, Omagh, County Tyrone.

    GARETH CONWAY (18) , from Carrickmore. Gareth was about to enrol in an engineering course at the University of Ulster at Magee when he was killed.

    BREDA DEVINE (20 months), from Donemana, County Tyrone. Breda was taken by her mother Tracey (27) her into Omagh to shop for a wedding gift. Tracey Devine was seriously injured after suffering 60 per cent burns.

    ORAN DOHERTY (8) , from Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Oran was one of three boys from Buncrana to die in the explosion. His family said that he had been looking forward to going to Omagh all week.

    AIDAN GALLAGHER (21), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Aidan Gallagher had gone to Watterson's shop to buy some clothes. He had studied car bodywork at Portadown College and spent two years building up his own firm. He would normally have been working on a Saturday afternoon but changed his plans and decided to go into town with a friend instead. His friend was badly injured. Aidan was the only son of the Gallagher family.

    ESTHER GIBSON (36), from Beragh, County Tyrone. Esther came from a large family, she was the eldest of five girls and six boys who grew up on a farm outside Beragh. She had worked in Desmonds clothing factory for 15 years and was a Sunday school teacher for the Rev Ian Paisley's Free Presbyterian Church at Sixmilecross. Her uncle was Oliver Gibson, the DUP assembly member for West Tyrone. She was due to be married next July.

    MARY GRIMES (65), from Beragh, County Tyrone. Mother of Avril Monaghan (30), and grandmother of Maura Monaghan (18 months) who were also killed in the explosion. Mary Grimes was a mother of 12. She was born in County Cork, and she was a former maternity nurse. She was on a trip to Omagh to celebrate her birthday.

    OLIVE HAWKES (60), from Omagh, County Tyrone.

    JULIA HUGHES (21), Omagh, County Tyrone. Julia was studying at Dundee University but had returned to Omagh for the summer to find temporary employment. She was to return to Scotland next month. She was working in Image Xpress, a photo shop in the High Street in Omagh.

    BRENDA LOGUE (17), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Brenda and was one of a family of five. Brenda had left her mother and grandmother in a shop to see what was happening in the street outside. She was caught by the full force of the bomb. Her mother and grandmother escaped with cuts and bruises.

    ANNE MCCOMBE (45), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Anne was a close friend of Geraldine Breslin who also died in the explosion. They had both worked together in Watterson's clothes shop. Anne was a Protestant and Geraldine a Catholic but their friendship bridged the sectarian divide. Anne was married with two sons.

    BRIAN MCCRORY (54), from Omagh, County Tyrone.

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  • The Victims (continued)

    SAMANTHA MCFARLAND (17), Omagh, County Tyrone. Samatha was a student at Strabane Grammar School. She was killed alongside her best friend Lorraine Wilson.

    SEAN MCGRATH (61), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Seán McGrath was a businessman, who was married with four children. He died in hospital on Saturday 5 September 1998.

    SEAN MCLAUGHLIN (12), from Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Sean was an altar boy at the local church, St Michael's Oratory. The McLaughlin family lived just a few doors away from the Doherty family who also lost a son in the explosion. Sean was one of three boys from Buncrana to die in the explosion.

    JOLENE MARLOW (17), from Eskra, Omagh, County Tyrone. Joelene and her sister Nicola (15) had taken their great aunt, Bernie Shaw (75), into Omagh on a shopping trip.

    AVRIL MONAGHAN (30), from Augher, County Tyrone. Avril was seven months pregnant with twins. She had four children under 7. She was in town with her 18-month-old daughter Maura and her mother, Mary Grimes, to celebrate Mary's birthday. All three family members died in the explosion as well as the two unborn children.

    MAURA MONAGHAN (18 months), from Augher, County Tyrone. Maura's mother and grandmother were also killed. Maura was the youngest victim of the bombing.

    ALAN RADFORD (16), Omagh, County Tyrone. Alan was due to get his GCSE results . Alan was in town to help his mother with the shopping. Alan's body wasn't identified until Sunday.

    ROCIO ABAD RAMOS (23), from Madrid, Spain. Rocia was a Spanish group leader who was taking part in a student exchange programme to Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Rocio Abad was on her fifth trip to Ireland. She was the leader of the exchange group and was helping supervise the Spanish children on a day trip to Omagh as part of their language course. She had been due to be married soon after the bombing.

    LIBBY RUSH (57), Omagh, County Tyrone. Elizabeth Rush owned a pine and canework shop next door to the Cosy Corner pub in Omagh. She had a cafe upstairs which was a popular meeting place in the town. Elizabeth was killed in her shop.

    VEDA SHORT (age unknown), from Gortaclare, Omagh, County Tyrone. Veda was another member of the staff at Watterson's clothes shop. She was married with one son, three daughters and a grandchild.

    PHILOMENA SKELTON (39), from Dooish, Durmquin. On Saturday Philomena was accompanied by her husband Kevin and daughters Shauna (13), Tracey (15), and Paula (18) . Her son Ray (16) was not with the family that afternoon. Philomena was caught in the explosion as her daughters tried on school uniforms. Kevin was in a neighbouring shop when the bomb exploded and escaped with light injuries.

    FREDERICK WHITE (60), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Fred had just returned home from a holiday abroad and went into the centre of the town to do some shopping. He was an office-holder in the local Omagh Ulster Unionist Association. He died alongside his son Brian (27).

    BRIAN WHITE (27), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Brian was killed alongside his father Fred White.

    LORRAINE WILSON (15), Omagh, County Tyrone. Lorraine was working with her best friend Samantha McFarland in the charity shop run by Oxfam in Omagh. They were evacuated and left the building together. They walked into the area where the bomb exploded.


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  • Diana Chewingum 7/27/08
  • Bobby Bluenose Dubois
    Bobby Bluenose Dubois

    another thing you people advertising www.uhavecrush.com SHOW A BIT OF RESPECT >:( this a memorial page for victims of terrorism we dont want your stupid sleezy advertisin on HERE!>:(

  • Bobby Bluenose Dubois
    Bobby Bluenose Dubois

    And lorcan if you wish to set up a remember bloody sunday page i'll gladly join it.

  • Bobby Bluenose Dubois
    Bobby Bluenose Dubois

    "more british propaganda. wouldnt you know it. set up by a prody. well how about if you dont like these bombs get the fuck out of ireland because its your peoples fault its happening, that is to the moderator bobby" propaganda???omagh was a true event that affected both protestants and catholics and this is a memory for both,hows it proganganda??,and there are both catholics and protestants on here who are members who've joined to pay there respects to those killed no matter what side they were from,if you cant show respect get off this page u lowlife. (your blocked and can everyone please report him) right im monitering comments again before theyre approved,i thought things had changed and people today after all these years would be able to have some respect for others but unfortunately i was wrong. RIP omagh victims.

  • Anthony Clarke - Boyakasha

    RIP All the fallen due to the terrorist stupidity of armed illegitimate forces. Remember the 4 from Buncrana,Co.Donegal.

  • Lorraine C
    Lorraine C

    Well done 2 u 4 settin this site up 2 remember The Omagh Bomb i hope ur efforts in doin so, was 4 viewers 2 pay their respects & remember those innocent souls who lost their lives that v sad day. if u r moderatin yr messages, why have u allowed a small minority of peace-haters (who haven't the balls 2 show their own face & who r only repeatin what they have been told so long ago) 2 blacken & downgrade this tragedy?? my motto: live & let live, the omagh victims sadly didn't have that choice

  • Bobby Bluenose Dubois
    luv Bobby Bluenose Dubois

    thanks to every one 4 ur kind comments and input. thank god northern ireland is the stage is at now :) we should all be greatful.in the 1970s nobody would of thought theyd ever see progress like what we have today peace

  • Sean McMenamin
    Sean McMenamin

    rip all the deaths metalscobes666 shut up

  • Claire Preston
    luv Claire Preston

    Hi Ya Just came upon this page. Thought I would leave a comment. I think that that Naylor guy (who has left a message below) has been subject to the same brain washing that many were put through in the years of the troubles. Thank God the Troubles are over but what a cost to our Omagh. It really was the blood of those in the Omagh atrocity that brought about peace I believe. Maybe I make myself believe that to make it easier to swallow but so many people Loved by so many and stolen away. One thing Im not overly keen on is the video being up. I never ever want to watch that again. It just breaks me every time. Good work on the page though. Claire xx

  • Bobby Bluenose Dubois 4/24/08
  • Lauren
    luv Lauren

    i was there at the time of the bomb thankfully none of my family or friends were hurt. but this page is a really lovely page to remember all the victims RIP to all who sadly was lost xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Martyn Austin
    Martyn Austin

    I was livin der at that time mi uncle is in the british army the trouble was bad bt i did nt knw hu to blame at all but thank god all dat trouble pratically ended nw yh i was british army and was scared espech havin to ahve armoured escoort to skl R.I.P all D victims martyn xx

  • Bobby Bluenose Dubois
    Bobby Bluenose Dubois

    RIP to the innocent victims of Omagh.Lord rest your souls

  • Bobby Bluenose Dubois
    luv Bobby Bluenose Dubois

    thank God for a better northern ireland.i hope its safe to say attrocities like these are in the past!

  • Colm Eñright
    luv Colm Eñright

    “I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” -Mahatma Gandhi

  • Ryan Mc Kinney
    luv Ryan Mc Kinney

    just wud lik to say ... THE VICTIMS WILL NOT BE FORGOT ABOUT! i am frm omagh n im proud of it because i love our town. may the 31 people killed Rest-in-peace.


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