See: http://www.beo.ie/alt-cuairt-stait.aspx A new song has een recorded to commemorate the Maamtrasna Murders: Listen here – http://anghaeltacht.net/Mam1882/filamhran.html Maamtrasna Murders – Galway Commemoration, December 2012 – 130 years after the execution of Myles Joyce, an innocent man. The President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins, attended a Mass, the laying of wreaths and a symposium held in Galway … Continue reading Maamtrasna Murders – Galway Commemoration and a new song marking the execution of Myles Joyce, an innocent man
Telegram from Lord Lieutenant refusing reprieve for Myles Joyce Press Release: November 2012 Myles Joyce who was unjustly executed for his alleged part in the ‘Maamtrasna murders’ 130 years ago will be recalled at a commemorative event in Galway next month. He was convicted in connection with the slaughter of a family in a … Continue reading Maamtrasna Murders – Commemorative Event in Galway on December 15th 2012
Press Release: Embargo 1.00pm, 20th November 2012 Myles Joyce who was unjustly executed for his alleged part in the ‘Maamtrasna murders’ 130 years ago will be recalled at a commemorative event in Galway next month. He was convicted in connection with the slaughter of a family in a remote valley on the Galway-Mayo … Continue reading Maamtrasna Murders and The Execution of An Innocent Man – commemorative event in Galway on Saturday December 15th.
On the 15th of December 1882 whilst, poignantly, Bridget Joyce was giving birth to their daughter, her husband Myles was facing William Marwood, the Public Executioner for Great Britain and Ireland. As he was taken to his death at the gallows in Galway Prison – held guilty for the murder of the Joyces of Maamtrasna … Continue reading The West of Ireland – The Maamtrasna Murders 3.
When the Maamtrasna murders took place in 1882, the little settlement of Maamtrasna was situated in County Galway. Here, about 250 families scratched a living from the land, labouring in the shadow of Maamtrasna Mountain. In 1898, a reconfiguration of county boundaries placed Maamtrasna in County Mayo. But no reconfiguration or reworking of boundaries would … Continue reading The West of Ireland Maamtrasna Murders. 2
In the 1950s the Princess Maud and Hibernia were two of the ferries which plied their way between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire. I travelled on them several times as a youngster when my mother took me back to Mayo to see her people.
Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury 29 September 1928–14 February 2016 Lord (Eric) Avebury has died. Eric Lubbock was known as “Orpington Man” after winning a remarkable by-election in 1962, holding the seat until 1970, when he then went to the House of Lords as the fourth Baron Avebury. As a school boy he … Continue reading Eric Avebury – May He Rest In Peace
For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer. He began his career as a teacher and, in 1972, while still a student, he was elected to Liverpool City Council as Britain’s youngest City Councillor. In 1979 he became the youngest member of … Continue reading About