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Haunted Memories: Stories from the Gallows in Nineteenth-Century Nenagh

February 202025th

18:30 Nenagh LibraryCommunity, Education, Other

Haunted Memories: Stories from the Gallows in Nineteenth-Century Nenagh

In 2020 we are celebrating 800 years of the development of the town of Nenagh. As part of these celebrations of Nenagh 800 we are delighted to host a series of lectures on local history to explore the history of the town. Join Dr. Conor Reidy in Nenagh Library at 6.30pm on 25th February for his talk on ‘Haunted Memories: Stories from the Gallows in Nineteenth-Century Nenagh’. The town of Nenagh came late to the practice of public execution.

In 1842, however, the opening of a new gaol allowed for the ultimate retribution against those deemed to be the most evil of North Tipperary’s criminal reprobates. This lecture will revisit the scene of Nenagh’s public executions, exploring the alleged crimes of the condemned, along with the morbid fascination and revulsion of the people of the town.

All welcome, booking not required.

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