Roche Family Story

June 6, 2014
Maura Clarke (née Roche), Brendan Roche and Vincent Roche

Maura Clarke (née Roche), Brendan Roche and Vincent Roche

Maura Clarke, Brendan Roche, and Vincent Roche are three siblings, whose father ran a barber’s shop on the North Strand Road in 1941. The shop was completely destroyed on the night of the bombing, and it was nine months before Mr Roche was to re-open a new premise in Kimmage, after receiving a small sum of compensation. Brendan and Vincent discuss their memories of visiting the North Strand area in the aftermath of the bombing, and salvaging shop furniture from the ruins.

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Duration: 47:20 mins

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