Feb 25 2017

‘It’s a Hold-Up…’

Published by at 1:20 pm under News

Clontarf Bridge fixed

‘My mother remembered as a young girl, walking towards this bridge during the Troubles with her mother and auntie when soldiers had a barricade across the road. Her mother was pushing a pram with the baby in it and unerneath the baby was guns and ammunition destined for a house in Clontarf. As one of the soldiers approached them her mother became very nervous of being caught with the guns. Her auntie reached into the pram and pinched the child on the leg. When the soldier heard the screaming and bawling he told them to hurry home and feed the child. My mother said that the two women were laughing all the way down the road…’

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