Springhill Inquest

Inquest into Deaths at Springhill 9 July 1972

The inquest will investigate the deaths of five civilians on the evening of 9 July 1972 in the Springhill / Westrock area of Belfast when they sustained fatal bullet wounds.  The inquest will examine the five deaths that occurred following shooting on this date, namely:

  • The death of John Dougal, 16 years old;
  • The death of Patrick Butler, 39 years old;
  • The death of Father Noel Fitzpatrick, 40 years old;
  • The death of David McCafferty, 15 years old;
  • The death of Margaret Gargan, 13 years old.

Press Notices

Press Notice - Springhill Inquest - 17 February 2023

Legacy Inquest Unit - Appeal for Information - Springhill Inquest