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Video: Prince Charles visits Mullaghmore - Journalist Michael McHugh remembers being at the scene of Lord Mountbatten's murder as a young boy


Prince Charles has made an emotional pilgrimage to the Co Sligo village where his great uncle was murdered by the IRA.

The Prince met rescuers who tended the dead and wounded in the minutes after the 1979 attack off the coast of Mullaghmore.

Lord Louis Mountbatten and three others were killed when the IRA detonated a remote controlled bomb on board their fishing boat the Shadow V on August 27 1979.

It was the most poignant leg of Prince Charles' and the Duchess of Cornwall’s four-day visit to Ireland

Michael Mc Hugh editor of Donegal Post newspaper was in Mullaghmore on the day of the explosion, when he was 13-year-old.

Credit: Belfast Telegraph

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