Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The first terrorist bomb of the twentieth century to be detonated in Northern Ireland.

On August 1st, 1914, a large bomb  exploded outside Christ Church Cathedral, in the Northern Irish town of Lisburn. The blast, caused by a charge of dynamite, damaged some ancient windows and left a crater four feet deep. This, the first terrorist bomb to be planted in Ulster in the twentieth century, was set off not by the IRA, but by a group of suffragettes. Just one more episode in the forgotten history of suffragette terrorism.

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