On November 8, 1987, a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb exploded near the Enniskillen’s war memorial during a Remembrance Sunday ceremony being held to commemorate British military war dead. Eleven people (ten civilians and a police officer) were killed in the Northern Ireland town. Sixty-three were injured. The IRA claimed it as a mistake. Their target had been the British soldiers parading to the memorial. The incident has since been referred commonly as the Remembrance Day bombing.
The conflict in Northern Ireland has inspired many novels. A notable example in terms of capturing the humor and humanity of the sides involved would be Eureka Street by Robert Wilson. His novel follows the life journeys of two men, a Protestant and a Catholic as they try to find love in battered and conflicted Belfast.
Book Title: Eureka Street
Book Author: Wilson, Robert McLiam
Dewey Decimal Call Number: FIC WIL
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