44 years ago, the local region experienced one of the worst atrocities of The Troubles.
The Dublin-Monaghan bombings killed 34 people and injured hundreds more.
It’s an event that shook the people of the local area and is still very much remembered.
Seamus Keenan was a hospital porter at the time and found himself in the thick of the action.
He joined Caroline Gauley on The Wider View and started by explaining where he was when the bomb happened: