Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Twenty years ago today, a no-warning IRA bomb exploded during a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, killing 11 people and injuring 63. I clearly remember hearing the news break on the car radio as I drove past the cenotaph at Queen's University on my way to church.

On the same day, in Denver, Colorado a controversial group of Irish christians (I highly recommend this book) were taking to the stage to perform. This (bad word alert!) was their response to what happened in Enniskillen earlier that day.

Today, as hundreds of people, including relatives and survivors, gathered in Enniskillen on the 20th anniversary of the town's Remembrance Day bomb, the town's centre was cordoned off due to a hoax bomb alert.

No more.


Dana said...

My prayers go out to your country and its people. I don't pretend to understand.

On the same day, in Denver, Colorado a controversial group of Irish Christians (I highly recommend this book)

I knew I liked you! Awesome book, amazing band.

Ali said...

You've read the book?!! Wow!

Now I can tell you it is written by a good friend of mine :-)

Dana said...

Yes, I have and you tell your friend I said hello! :)

I have always loved U2 and when I became a Christian I listened to their songs in a very different way. Their last album is more spiritual than some of the stuff that gets played on our contemporary Christian radio stations here.