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The Scariff Martyrs: War, Murder and Memory in East Clare

The Scariff Martyrs: War, Murder and Memory in East Clare

In November 2008, Tomas Mac Conmara sat with a 105 five-year-old woman at a nursing home in Clare. While gently moving through her memories, he asked the east Clare native; 'Do you remember the time that four lads were killed on the Bridge of Killaloe?'. Almost immediately, the woman's countenance changed to deep outward sadness. Her recollection took him back to 17th November 1920, when news of the brutal death of four men, who became known as the Scariff Martyrs, was revealed to the local community. Late the previous night, on the bridge of Killaloe they were shot by British Forces, who claimed they had attempted to escape. Locals insisted they were murdered. A story remembered for 100 years is now fully told.

Dr. Tomas Mac Conmara

  • The Mercier Press Ltd
  • 9781781177259
  • 288 pages
  • €19.99
  • Paperback / softback
  • Ireland
  • Regional & national history

Eastwood