Noel Fitzgerald was aged 21 in 1941. On the night of the bombing, he was standing at the door of his family home at 43 Summerhill Parade. The house collapsed inwards and family members had to be pulled from the rubble by the rescue services. Noel’s grandmother was taken to the Mater hospital, where she died of pneumonia two weeks later. Noel’s family were later rehoused in Cabra.
Listen to Noel’s story here: