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06 June 2008

Facilitation in Omagh - preview

Olive Hobson was part of the facilitation team set up to find words for a new memorial for the 1998 bomb. She tells her story

On 15 August 1998 a bomb exploded in Omagh, four months after the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement
  • The community is still feeling the effect of this event, no one has yet been brought to justice and this perpetuates the pain of those impacted

  • In October, Quaker House Belfast was invited to be part of a facilitation team that would support the Omagh community to find a form of words which would fit their new memorial and garden of light
  • So John Dunlop, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Brian Lennon, a father of the Society of Jesus, and Olive Hobson, from Quaker House, got together

  • Olive Hobson

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