'Tá mé ag imeacht': The Execution of Myles Joyce and Its Afterlives

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Title: 'Tá mé ag imeacht': The Execution of Myles Joyce and Its Afterlives
Authors: Kelleher, Margaret
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12555
Date: 9-Dec-2016
Online since: 2021-10-18T15:54:31Z
Abstract: On 15 December 1882, three men—Myles Joyce, Patrick Joyce, and Patrick Casey—were executed in Galway Jail having been found guilty of the infamous Maamtrasna Murders. The previous August, five members of the Joyce family—John Joyce, his wife Bridget Casey, his mother Margaret, his daughter Peggy, and his son Michael Joyce—were brutally murdered in their home in the isolated Maamtrasna townland, on the borders of Counties Galway and Mayo. Ten men were accused, two of whom later turned ‘queen’s evidence’ against their fellow accused; as a result of the week-long trials held in Dublin in November, three men were sentenced to be hanged and five given prison sentences of life.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer
Series/Report no.: New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature
Copyright (published version): 2016 the Author
Keywords: Irish timeIrish languagePrison wallPublic executionHalf hitch
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31388-7_6
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Dillane, F., McAreavey, N., Pine E. (eds.). The Body in Pain in Irish Literature and Culture
ISBN: 9783319313870
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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