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On Saturday October 10th 2015, a fire in a halting site in Carrickmines, Dublin claimed the lives of ten people - five adults, four children and a five-month old baby, Mary. Soon after the tragedy crowds and politicians gathered to pay their respects. It was the worst fire in Ireland since the Stardust tragedy.
We delve into the events of that night and travel to Bray, Co. Wicklow and to Carrickmines where, for the first time, someone from each of the families involved and some of those who tried to help, speak about what happened.
Those who died included Willie Lynch (25) and Tara Gilbert (27) and their daughters Kelsey (9) and Jodie (4). Thomas (27) and Sylvia Connors (30) and their children Jim (5), Christy (3) and five-month old Mary. 39-year-old Jimmy Lynch, a brother of Willie, also died in the fire.
Narrated by Lisa-Marie Berry
Produced by Lisa-Marie Berry and Ronan Kelly
"Lully, Lulla, Lullay" by Philip Stopford. Performed by VOCES8
"Salvatore Mundi" by Herbert Howells. Performed by Conspirare
First broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, 2PM, Saturday 22nd October 2022
An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries