The Stardust, Artane, Dublin 5 on February 15, 1981
A vigil will be held at the site of the Stardust nightclub, Artane, Dublin 5.
Today is the 37th Anniversary of the Stardust Disaster.
Forty eight people died in a fire at the club on Valentine’s night, 1981
Ciara O’Connor writes:
Those who attended the Stardust that night have been branded as responsible for what happened while those responsible have been protected by those in political circles ever since.
This is Ireland`s Hillsborough disaster and it is time for the communities of Dublin North East to come together to remember those who never came home and call for an independent inquiry to clear the names of all who attended the Stardust
Have they been forgotten?
Please give the victims and families 1 hour to show that the local communities have not forgotten these young people needlessly killed & injured.
Pic: Eamonn Farrell
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
A candle lighting ceremony in memory of the 48 victims of the Stardust tragedy in 1981
Above from left: Gertrude Barrett who lost her son Michael (17), Eugene Kelly who lost his brother Robert Kelly, Antoinette Keegan, with her mother Christine at . Antoinette survived the fire, but lost both of her sisters, Martina (16) and Mary (19).