20/10/2020

Na Faireoirí

Craoltóir Náisiúnta na hÉireann

The Massacre of Wildgoose Lodge

In the 1830s the British politican George Lewis described the fate of an informer in ireland as a man "doomed to certain death....he would be hunted through the country like a mad dog every hand would be raised against him".  This wa...

In the 1830s the British politican George Lewis described the fate of an informer in ireland as a man “doomed to certain death….he would be hunted through the country like a mad dog every hand would be raised against him”. 

This was something of an understatement in some cases. 

In 1816 Edward Lynch became an informer. A few months later this resulted in one of the worst crimes in pre-famine Ireland – The Massacre of Wildgoose Lodge……

Tune in to hear the full story.

 

*I have been admitted to hospital since this was finished so the next show will be at least a week late.*

 

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