A book of condolence is to open in Ardee for the victims of Monday’s terrorist atrocity in Manchester, an attack that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured many more.
A suicide bomb killed 22 concert goers and injured 59 others at the end of the Ariana Grande pop concert at the city’s Manchester Arena venue on Monday evening, an attack that has shocked the world.
Among the victims named so far are 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos and 15-year-old music fan Olivia Campbell. An estimated 21,000 people attended the concert of the popular American artist.
Books of condolence for the victims have already opened in Dundalk and Drogheda. Today, Ardee Municipal District chairperson Dolores Minogue opened a book at Ardee Library, which is now available for the public to sign.
Books were opened at Town Hall Dundalk, by Dundalk Municipal Cathaoirleach Mark Deery, and in Drogheda by Mayor Oliver Tully, on Tuesday afternoon.
Speaking to ThisIsArdee.ie, Minogue said, “I’m saddened to watch such events unfold in Manchester. Deepest sympathies to all victims, their families and all of the people in Manchester.”
Ardee Library will be open today (Wednesday), Friday and Saturday between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 5pm. On Thursday, the book of condolence will be available to sign until 8pm.