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Peace event to mark anniversary of Nagasaki bombing

Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9 1945, a Peace event to commemorate the 200,000 men, women, and children who perished, will be held in Galway.

The Galway Alliance Against War will host the event, entitled the Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette Peace Event, after the Moving Hearts song, in Eyre Square this Sunday at 2pm. Eyre Square has been chosen as in May 1982, the Galway City Council, then the Galway Borough Council, declared the city a nuclear free zone and planted a cherry tree to mark the passing of this resolution.

The GAAW is asking people to go and bring paper lanterns to hang on the trees around Eyre Square. There will be music, songs, poetry and a reading from a Hiroshima survivor’s account. The group said the event is "to remember those who needlessly were killed in the bombings" and to "remember the dangers of nuclear weapons".


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