Posted by Butch on October 20, 2003 at 04:22:54:
In Reply to: Hanging on the mall posted by Scholar on October 19, 2003 at 23:17:50:
THe great character of those days was "John Mchale, Archbishop of Tuam" From "Thro Fagan's Gates" A traumatic event in his boyhood was the hanging of Fr. Conroy without a trial, in the Mall, Castlebar as a result of his collaboration with the French forces in 1798" :End quote. I t seem ed that the Mall hangings were designed to instill fear into the people, the unfortunates in the 'Castlebar Workhorse' were just simply shiped off "Down Under" like many of their English counterparts for the "Crime of having no Dough". the lynchings on the mall were probably 'Political showcases'. Read "Fatal Shores" or our very own ( acclaimed by the Irish Times) "Michael Mullin's "The Darkest Years " I am sorry i don't have a site for you just some damn good educational readings.