Five Irish Soldiers Killed in Training Accident 1977

#OnThisDay 1977 Five Irish soldiers were killed in a training accident in the Glen of Imaal when their 81mm mortar exploded.

They are: Cpl O’Donovan


Pvt O’Connell


Pvt Nugent


Pvt Buckley


Pvt Hourihane (no pic). They were all from Cork, except Hourihane from Dublin. And all were 20 or younger.

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