Bride forced to cancel wedding party due to bomb

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A Lurgan bride had to cancel her wedding plans at a GAA club because of the bomb attack last Saturday.

The wedding party, with up to 150 guests, was due to take place at Clann Eireann GAA Club at Lake St.

However, as the area was sealed off and a bomb had exploded, the wedding party was cancelled.

Dee McKerr, chairman of the club’s youth club committee, said: “It caused major disruption for us as an organisation in terms of one of our member’s daughters was having a wedding party on the Saturday evening.

“Obviously as a result of the disruption that had to be cancelled. It caused major disruption for the family, but also major inconvenience for the club itself.”

Clann Eireann GAA club lost out on thousands of pounds of revenue as a direct result of the bomb attack.

Asked how much the loss of the event had cost the club, he said it could have been “in excess of a couple of thousand pounds”.

He added: “Certainly, at the end of the day, our funds are used for the betterment of the community, and for providing leisure time facilities to our members and to our young people. So from that point of view, I don’t think anybody wants to be losing significant amounts of money.”

It is understood that the bride in question was local and had been married on the Friday.