Tipperary Man Wrongfully Executed in 1841 To Be Reinterred in His Native County

The remains of Harry Gleeson are to be reinterred in his native county of Tipperary eighty-three years after his death.    Harry Gleeson was working on his uncle’s farm in New Inn when he came across the body of Mary ‘Moll’ McCarthy in one of the fields. Gleeson was charged, tried and convicted of the murder […]

Book Honours Memory Of Thomas Ashe Who Died On Hunger Strike

On Monday 17 September 1917 a request was made by the Defence of the Realm prisoners in Mountjoy prison for prisoner-of-war treatment.  When this request was refused the prisoners began a hunger strike. At 5 p.m. on 25 September, Thomas Ashe was transferred to the Mater Hospital where he died at 10.30 p.m. An inquest into his death was […]