Tragic twist of fate as kind act had fatal consequences for young Irish nurse during German wartime bombing.

The following article from the Sligo Champion, a local paper in Sligo, was kindly sent to the Barrow Community Website ( by the author, Mr Kieran Gillen,

Nurse Sheila Gillen was Kieran’s great-aunt and a Civilian Nurse, who died in the air raid at Barrowmore Hall along with nineteen others on the night of 28/29th November1940.