Eye Witness Accounts of the Omagh Bombing

Remembering the victims of the Omagh bombing 15 years on, a look back to eye witness accounts of the devastation that ensued.

One local woman who was at Market Street at the time of the explosion describes the absolute carnage and compares the scenes to cattle being driven to the slaughterhouse.

Another man describes his search for his wife and young child amongst the devastation.

Amongst the chaos and devastation a woman describes witnessing the reunion of a mother and child as the most wonderful thing.

This episode of ‘This Week’ presented by Mary Calpin was broadcast on the 16th of August 1998, the day after the Omagh bombing.

‘This Week’ is a RTÉ Radio programme that looks at events making the news in the past week.

OmaghAmbulanceman Tony McLaughlin (L) and nurse Olive Wylie lay flowers at a wreath laying ceremony in Omagh on the 18th of August 1998 during the funerals of some of the people who died following the 15 August bombing.

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