Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.

Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 11467

Catholic pub bombed by Loyalists 1971

Catholic pub bombed by Loyalists 1971

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

Key Info
  • Catholic pub bombed by Loyalists 1971
  • Duration: 02:36
  • Journalist John McGurk describes the horrific experience he had as a ten year old boy when his family’s pub was bombed and 15 people were killed, including several close family members. The clip shows the devastation which resulted and the way in which the attack still haunts McGurk today. At the time the bomb was reported as an IRA bomb which went off by accident but it later emerged that it was an attack by Loyalists.
  • Subject:



    Northern Ireland in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: Loyalist, IRA, McGurk, pub bomb
Ideas for use in class
  • The aim of the Loyalist terrorists who planted the bomb was to force the IRA to stop its actions. Do you think that this attack would have had any real impact on the IRA?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.