17th May 1974
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On the 17th of May 1974, a number of bombings took place in both Monaghan and Dublin. 

3 bombs were set off in Dublin's city centre, and 1 in Monaghan town centre. 

In all four cases, no warning was given. 

A total of 34 people lost their lives on that day. 27 in Dublin, and 7 in Monaghan. Men, women, and children were among the deceased. An estimated further 300 were injured. 

The Ulster Volunteer Force claimed responsibility for the bombings. 

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