Ten years after the bombing of Omagh, the people of the town prepare to remember those who died on 15 August 1998.
A glass memorial is to be unveiled on Market Street to commemorate those who lost their lives in the bombing. It marks the spot where the car bomb exploded killing twenty nine people, including a woman expecting twins.
Ten years on, the pain and grief are still there.
The service is being organised by the local council. Fr Kevin Mullan, Parish Priest of Drumquin describes the mood in the town as very sombre. Rev Derek Quinn, Church of Ireland in Cappagh, describes the mood in the town and how the anniversary has brought back the memories from that day ten years ago.
Some of the relatives of those who died in the bombing will attend the ceremony but some will stay away as they are unhappy with how the council managed the plans for the memorial. An additional service will also take place later in the week.
President Mary McAleese has praised the people of Omagh for the way they handled the tragedy stating,
Their response to the horrific loss of innocent life would be a monument to the triumph of hope over despair.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 15 August 2008. The reporter is Michael Fisher.