Maamtrasna Murders – Galway Commemoration and a new song marking the execution of Myles Joyce, an innocent man

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

Maamtrasna Murders – Commemorative Event in Galway on December 15th 2012

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

Maamtrasna Murders and The Execution of An Innocent Man – commemorative event in Galway on Saturday December 15th.

  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.

The West of Ireland – The Maamtrasna Murders 3.

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.

The West of Ireland Maamtrasna Murders. 2

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

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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