Murder in The West of Ireland – (#708)
In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast we cover two infamous real life murder cases in the west of Ireland during the 1800s. Both went down in the history books and had ramifications for many decades.
In this episode we cover two infamous real life murder cases in the west of Ireland during the 1800s. The first murder was as a result of mass evictions from an Irish estate during the famine – and the second involved a travesty of justice where the accused were tried in a language they did not understand.
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- “The Great Hunger” – performed by The Wolfe Tones.
- “The Fields of Athenry” – performed by Paddy Reilly.
- “The West’s Awake” – performed by Lumiére and Damien Dempsey.
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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.