Productions

Atógáil Shráid Bombay

On 15th August 1969 as the “Troubles” became embedded a mob of Loyalists came down the nearby Shankill Road and burned a shoemaker’s shop on the corner of Bombay Street. The entire street was burned to the ground as residents fled from the flames with whatever belongings they could salvage. At the same time a new radical group of Irish speakers had just completed the building work of a new development of homes, the Shaws Road Gaeltacht, and they now turned their attention to the plight of the Bombay Street residents. This documentary examines why and how they did it.