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The Case of the Craughwell Prisoners During the Land War in Co. Galway, 1881

The Case of the Craughwell Prisoners During the Land War in Co. Galway, 1881
  

At the height of the Land War in 1881, a dispute over land led to the shooting dead of a young man called Peter Doherty near Craughwell, Co. Galway. Intense police investigations discovered two informers whose perjured testimony before packed juries resulted in the conviction of ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781846823596
Published 1 May 2012 by Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Finnegan, Pat
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ISBN-13 9781846823596
ISBN-10 1846823595
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2012
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Finnegan, Pat
Category British & Irish History
Social & Cultural History
Legal History
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 283g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Trials (Murder) - Ireland - History - 19th century, Judicial error - Ireland - History - 19th century, Land tenure - Ireland - Galway (County) - History - 19th century, Galway (Ireland: County) - Rural conditions - 19th century, Prisoners - Ireland - Craughwell - History - 19th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 941.7081;345.41502523
Catalogue Code Not specified

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At the height of the Land War in 1881, a dispute over land led to the shooting dead of a young man called Peter Doherty near Craughwell, Co. Galway. Intense police investigations discovered two informers whose perjured testimony before packed juries resulted in the conviction of two innocent men, Patrick Finnegan and Constable Michael Muldowney. This book features a forensic analysis of the trials that resulted in such a grave miscarriage of justice. Original research in primary sources has uncovered the role of the informers, the payments made to them and their eventual 'disposal' by the Dublin Castle authorities. Following commutation of the death sentences each of the prisoners served a term of twenty years penal servitude and they became known as the 'Craughwell prisoners'. The experiences of the prisoners in Mountjoy and Maryborough jails are revealed from the prison files, which also contain their heartfelt pleas for release and pardon, and affirmations of their innocence.

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