The Troubles in Dungannon
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Dungannon was one corner of the infamous murder triangle during the Troubles.
Incidents in Dungannon during the Troubles resulting in two or more fatalities:
- 15 August - 2 Protestants and 4 Catholics killed during disturbances during the widerNorthern Ireland riots of August 1969.
- 10 September 1972 - Douglas Richmond (21), Duncan McPhee (21) and William McIntyre (23), all members of the British Army, were killed in a Provisional Irish Republican Army land mine attack on their armoured personnel carrier, at Sanaghanroe, near Dungannon.
- 15 March 1974 - Patrick McDonald (21) and Kevin Murray (27), both Catholic members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, were killed in the premature explosion of a land mine at Aughnacloy Road, Dungannon.
- 13 May 1974 - Eugene Martin (18) and Sean McKearney (19), both Catholic members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, were killed in a premature explosion, while planting a bomb at a petrol filling station at Donnydeade, near Dungannon.
- 21 April 1975 - Marion Bowen (21) and her brothers Seamus McKenna (25) and Michael McKenna (27), all Catholic civilians, were killed by a booby trap bomb in Marion Bowen’s future home at Killyliss, near Dungannon. Bowen was 7 months pregnant. The attack was claimed by the Protestant Action Force and has been linked to the "Glenanne gang".
- 17 March 1976 - Joseph Kelly (57), Andrew Small (62), James McCaughey (13) and Patrick Barnard (13), all Catholic civilians, were killed in an Ulster Volunteer Force car bomb explosion, outside the Hillcrest Bar, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon. The attack has been linked to the "Glenanne gang".
- 29 April 1976 - Edmund Stewart (31), Protestant off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment, and Stanley Arthurs (43), a Protestant civilian, were shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) at Arthurs’ farm at Dunamony, near Dungannon.
- 16 December 1979 - William Beck (23), Keith Richards (22), Simon Evans (19) and Allan Ayrton (21), all members of the British Army, were killed in a PIRA land mine attack on their mobile patrol at Ballygawley Road, near Dungannon.
- 13 August 1983 - Brendan Convery (25) and James Mallon (28), both Catholic members of the Irish National Liberation Army, were shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during an attempted ambush of RUC members at a security barrier in Dungannon.
- 7 September 1984 - Robert Bennett (45), Protestant off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment, and Malcolm Cullen (23), a Protestant civilian, were shot dead at their workplace, a timber yard at Ballygawley Road, Dungannon.
- 3 January 1993 - Patrick Shields (51) and Diarmuid Shields (20), both Catholic civilians, were shot dead by the Ulster Volunteer Force at their home/shop at Lisnagleer, in the mistaken belief they were Provisional Irish Republican Army members (PIRA). Diarmuid Shields' girlfriend, Julie Statham, committed suicide a month later.
- Victims by search date, cain.ulst.ac.uk; accessed 1 May 2014.