Bernie Doherty

Story Title: Bernie Doherty

Collection: Omagh: Voices of Loss (collection)
Organisation: Spencer, Graham. (individual compiler)

One of 15 personal stories about the Omagh bombing (15 August 1998) that were published in the book 'Omagh: Voices of Loss' (2005).

"Bernie Doherty is interviewed at her home in Buncrana. She lost her eight-year-old son Oran in the bomb. Oran was on a student trip from Buncrana to Omagh which took place as part of an exchange with Spanish students. Oran died with two other children from Buncrana, James Barker and Sean McLaughlin (whose parents are also interviewed in this book), along with the Spanish schoolboy Fernando Blasco Baselga (12), and one of the Spanish organisers, Racio Abad Ramos (23)." Spencer, G. (2005; p.19)

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Title
Bernie Doherty
Description
One of 15 personal stories about the Omagh bombing (15 August 1998) that were published in the book 'Omagh: Voices of Loss' (2005).
Creator
Graham Spencer
Publisher
Appletree Press
Date
2005
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
CAIN Glossary:  Omagh Bomb
CAIN Key Event: Omagh Bomb (15 August 1998)
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: Oran Doherty
CAIN: Sutton's Index of Deaths: All Omagh bomb deaths
Story Title
Bernie Doherty
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book: 'Omagh: Voices of Loss'.
Details of book at:
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/omagh/spencer/spencer05.htm
Interviewee Surname
Doherty
Interviewee Forename(s)
Bernie
Interviewee Gender
Female
Home Address
Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.
Marital Status
Married
Victim 1
Oran Doherty
Relationship Victim 1
Mother
ID Victim 1
3440
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"Bernie Doherty is interviewed at her home in Buncrana. She lost her eight-year-old son Oran in the bomb. Oran was on a student trip from Buncrana to Omagh which took place as part of an exchange with Spanish students. Oran died with two other children from Buncrana, James Barker and Sean McLaughlin (whose parents are also interviewed in this book), along with the Spanish schoolboy Fernando Blasco Baselga (12), and one of the Spanish organisers, Racio Abad Ramos (23)." Spencer, G. (2005; p.19)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Victims; Bombing
Dates Mentioned
15 August 1998 [1990s]
Events Mentioned
Omagh bomb (15 August 1998)
Places Mentioned
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Omagh: Voices of Loss (collection)
Description
A collection of stories, based on interviews, and published in book format.
Creator
Graham Spencer
Subject
Omagh bombing, 15 August 1998
Source
Spencer, Graham. (2005). Omagh: Voices of Loss. Dublin: The Appletree Press Ltd.
ISBN 0-86281-978-4
Publisher
Appletree Press, Belfast. (2005)
Date
2005
Relation
Extracts from the book:
http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/events/omagh/spencer/spencer05.htm
Format
Text; Book
Language
English
Identifier
ISBN 0-86281-978-4
Stories Collected
15
Stories Deposited
0 (However, 1 story is available on the CAIN Web site)

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Spencer, Graham. (individual compiler)
Description
Graham Spencer compiled a book entitled 'Omagh -Voices of Loss' based on interviews with 15 people who lost loved ones in the Omagh bombing.
Creator
Graham Spencer
Subject
Stories by people who lost loved ones in the Omagh bombing on 15 August 1998.
Publisher
Appletree Press, Belfast. (2005)

Citation

Graham Spencer. (2005). Bernie Doherty. Appletree Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2105>

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