The Troubles in Dungannon

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The Troubles in Dungannon recounts incidents during, and the effects of, The Troubles in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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 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".



  • 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.



  • 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.


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  1. ^ Victims by search date,; accessed 1 May 2014.

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