Friday, March 13, 2009

Funeral in Banbridge

Today our town virtually shut down. I had gone in to work for an hour or at the CAB which situated in the Old Town Hall right in the centre of town. There was a service on the bridge people from all walks life were there.
When i went to the Post Office it was closed because all the staff were attending the memorial service on the Bridge and watching the procession that went to the Catholic Church.

If you would like to read more about it click here

"BANBRIDGE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Thousands of Protestants and Catholics united with their political and security leaders Friday at the funeral of a policeman — shot by IRA dissidents in what mourners prayed would mark the end of Northern Ireland's "troubles."

Constable Stephen Carroll, 48, was shot through the back of the head Monday as he sat in his patrol car. He was the first policeman killed here since 1998, the year of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace accord. Just two days earlier, dissidents gunned down two unarmed soldiers outside their base, the first killing of British troops here since 1997........"

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