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The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell: The Man who shot the informer James Carey

The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell: The Man who shot the informer James Carey

Patrick O’Donnell achieved the status of a national hero when he killed Ireland’s most infamous informer James Carey on board a steamship off the coast of South Africa in 1883. Why did the quiet-spoken labourer from the Donegal Gaeltacht shoot the leading Fenian in the Phoenix Park murders? And why did the President of the United States of America and the French writer Victor Hugo plead that Patrick O’Donnell not be hanged for his crime?

Sean O Cuirreain

  • Four Courts Press Ltd
  • 9781846829949
  • 192 pages
  • €24.95
  • Paperback / softback
  • Ireland
  • History

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