- The Troubles in Cookstown (Tyrone)
The Troubles in Cookstown recounts incidents during, and the effects of,
The Troublesin Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Incidents in Cookstown during the Troubles resulting in fatalities:
7 February 1976- Robert McLernon (16) and Rachel McLernon (21), both Protestant civilians, were killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army(PIRA) booby trapbomb hidden in an abandoned crashed car, Tyresson Road, Cookstown.
14 August 1980- James Bell (24), a Catholic civilian, was shot and killed by the British Army(BA) during an attempted burglary of Greenvale Restaurant, Cookstown.
01 October 1982- John Eagleson (57), a Protestant off duty member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary(RUC) was shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army(IRA) while travelling on his motor cycle to work, Drum Manor, near Cookstown.
26 May 1983- Colin Carson (31), a Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) policeman was shot and killed by the Irish National Liberation Army(INLA) outside Cookstown Royal Ulster Constabulary base.
19 September 1983- Lilly McCollum (61), a Protestant civilian, died two months after being injured by an Irish Republican Army booby trap bomb, hidden in an outbuilding at her brother's farm at Tullylagen, near Cookstown. Her brother was a Ulster Defence Regiment(UDR) soldier. She was injured on 9 July 1983.
3 August 1988- Raymond McNicholl (30), a Protestant off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment, was shot and killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army sniper, while driving his car to work at Desertcreat Road, near Cookstown.
26 October 1990- Thomas Casey (57), a Catholic civilian and member of Sinn Féin, was shot and killed by the Ulster Volunteer Force(UVF) outside a neighbour's home at Kildress, near Cookstown.
2 November 1990- Albert Cooper (42), a Protestant off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment, was killed by a booby trap bomb attached to a car by the Provisional Irish Republican Army at his workplace, a garage in Union Street, Cookstown.
29 September 1991- Kevin McGovern (19), a Catholic civilian, was shot and killed by an undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary member, while walking along Westland Road South, Cookstown.
17 January 1992- William Bleeks (35), James Caldwell (37), Robert Dunseath (25), Oswald Gilchrist (44), David Harkness (23), Robert Irons (61), John McConnell (38), and Nigel McKee (22), all Protestant civilians, were killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army land mine attack on their firm's van, returning home from Lisanelly British Army base, Omagh, at Teebane Crossroads, near Cookstown. Gilchrist died on 21 January 1992.
28 January 1993- Martin McNamee (25), a Catholic civilian, was killed by an Ulster Volunteer Forcebooby trap bomb attached to the door of a house he was renovating in Drum Road, Kildress, near Cookstown. The owner of the house was the intended target.
25 April 1993- David Martin (33), a Protestant ex-member of the Ulster Defence Regiment, was killed by an Irish Republican Army booby trap bomb attached to his car which exploded while travelling along Flo Road, Kildress, near Cookstown.
* [http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/sutton/chron/ NI Conflict Archive on the Internet]
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