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The Ballymanus Mine Disaster

Tubaiste Bhaile Mháinis

Dónall Mac Ruairí investigates the events surrounding the explosion of a world war 2 sea mine in the Gaeltacht village of Ballymanus in 1943, in which 19 young local men lost their lives. In interviewing the few remaining eye witnesses Dónall asks the critical questions: what exactly happened on the 10th May on Ballymanus Strand? Could it have been prevented? And is there any truth in the local view that an independent inquiry into the incident was actively suppressed?

 

Fiosraíonn Dónall Mac Ruairí eachtra a tharla i mBaile Mhánais, baile beag Gaeltachta i nDún na nGall i 1943. Maraíodh 19 fear óg nuair a phléasc mianachmara ann le linn an Dara Cogadh Domhanda. Buaileann an láithreoir leis an bheagán daoine a chonaic an t-uafás agus atá fós beo agus déanann sé iarracht a fháil amach cad go díreach a tharla ar an 10ú Bealtaine ar Thrá Bhaile Mhánais. An bhfuil fírinne sa tuairim áitiúil go bhféadfadh an eachtra a sheachaint, agus go ndearna na húdaráis iarracht an fhírinne a cheilt ina dhiaidh?

Craoladh: 2011Broadcast: 2011
Fad:Duration: 51' & 59'
Mhaoinitheoir: ILBF/BBCFunded By: ILBF/BBC