Shankill Road Memorial Gardens, Belfast

Shankill Road Memorial Gardens, Belfast

The Shankill Road Memorial Garden was constructed as a memorial to victims of a bomb explosion on Shankill Road. The bombing was carried out by the IRA in October 1993 as an attempt to assassinate the UDA leadership. The bombing killed one IRA member, a UDA member and eight citizens. It also wounded over 50 people.

The garden was opened on May 29, 1994. In addition to serving as a memorial to the Shankill Road bombing victims, the garden honors casualties from both World Wars along with other conflicts.

Visitors to the Shankill Road Memorial Garden will find a memorial stone and lamppost. Each contain ashes from the flowers placed at the bombing. The gated garden has floral plots, shade trees and numerous benches.

Shankill Road Memorial Garden is located on Shankill Road next to the West Kirk Presbyterian Church. It is open to visitors 24 hours, seven days per week.

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Sight Location: Belfast, Ireland (See walking tours in Belfast)
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