Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 31, 2009 13:35:47 GMT
This article gives an account of when a End of War celebration party on The Curragh goes horribly wrong. Fireworks go off prematurely causing panic among the celebrating crowds, many hurt and burned by exploding rockets and fireworks hit the crowd.
Note: This event was mentioned it the memories of Jim Smith who was a son of a British Soldier serving in the camp. Jim was at the event and his Mother and she got burned and he and his brother ran home terrified. Jim was 100 last Month. Read his article of his time on the Curragh as a young boy. www.curragh.info/articles/smith.htm