G7057 : Mullaghmore Harbour

taken 16 years ago, near to Mullaghmore, Sligo, Ireland

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Mullaghmore Harbour
Mullaghmore Harbour
Mullaghmore Harbour is a popular location for holiday makers. Lord Mountbatten departed this harbour in his boat, the Shadow V, on the morning of 27th August, 1979. Shortly afterwards, a huge explosion was heard in the town. A bomb, thought to have been triggered remotely from the headlands near here, blew up the boat and killed Mountbatten and others in his party.

On the same day, the British Army suffered its biggest number of casualties in a single incident when 18 soldiers were killed in an explosion in County Down. The IRA claimed responsibility for both incidents.
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G7057, 42 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 August, 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 May, 2007
Category
Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! G 7097 5752 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.9206N 8:26.9061W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! G 7085 5736
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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