March 8, 1966
Image by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
A half-demolished Nelson’s Pillar on O’Connell Street, Dublin.
From the front page of the Irish Times on Tuesday, 8 March 1966:
"The top of Nelson Pillar, in O’Connell street, Dublin, was blown off by a tremendous explosion at 1.32 o’clock this morning and the Nelson statue and tons of rubble poured down into the roadway. By a miracle, nobody was injured, though there were a number of people in the area at the time."
Date: Tuesday, 8 March 1966
NLI Ref.: WALK138A