Dublin opens Book of Condolence for victims of tragedy in Barcelona


Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath Mícheál Mac Donncha, has opened a Book of Condolence for the victims of the tragedy in Barcelona.

Yesterday afternoon at 16:50 local time a white van smashed into people on Las Ramblas, a famous boulevard in central Barcelona that was packed with tourists, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100.

Opening the Book of Condolence Ardmhéara Mac Donncha said:

“I was horrified to hear about the attacks on the people of Barcelona and Cambrils.

“Dublin and Barcelona have been sister cities since 1998 and have developed close ties throughout the years.

“I am opening this Book of Condolence to let the people of Dublin express their sympathies and solidarity to the families of those who died or were injured and to stand with the people of Barcelona.

“Curium comhbhrón ó chroí do mhuintir Barcelona ó mhuintir Bhaile Átha Cliath.”

The public will be able to sign the Book of Condolence at The Mansion House, Dawson Street as follows:

  • Friday 18th August 12pm – 4pm
  • Saturday 19th August 12pm – 4pm
  • Monday 21st August 10am – 4pm