Tenth Year

Garden of Light Memorial

Omagh District Council launched a major public art/design competition in April 2007 to appoint a design team able to deliver a permanent and fitting memorial in time for the 10th Anniversary of the Omagh bomb. The commission was awarded to the Dublin based design team of landscape architect Desmond Fitzgerald and artist Sean Hillen for their “Garden of Light” Memorial. The memorial was officially opened and dedicated at a civic commemorative ceremony marking the 10th Anniversary of the Omagh Bomb on 15th August 2008. The event was attended by many of the victims and the wider community together with senior representatives of the Northern Ireland Administration and British, Irish and Spanish governments. The “Garden of Light” memorial is located on two sites - the Memorial Garden is located on Drumragh Avenue and the Glass Monument, which marks the location of the bomb, is a short distance away on Market Street.