Windows Of Hope

The Windows of Hope are four identical stained glass windows which were designed and created by the families of victims of the Buncrana, Omagh, Claudy and Madrid bomb attacks. The artist Bridget Murray facilitated the design workshops and one window was placed in each of these four towns in 2009. By contributing, the victim’s families were able to express their thoughts and feelings, whilst also deriving comfort through their participation in the project. The butterfly is the symbol of how fragile life is and the candle and the sun represent light and hope. The lily is symbolic of the loss and sadness suffered but with hope of inner peace to follow. The iris represents the rainbow and the faith, hope, wisdom and courage displayed by all who suffered.

An interactive iPad was unveiled on 25th May 2011 in Omagh Library to complement the existing Window of Hope located in the library. This interactive service narrates in audio format the memories of people affected by the bombings and describes in detail the meaning of the symbols in the Window of Hope.

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