School: Tankerstown (roll number 15304)

Location:
Tankerstown, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Thom. F. Meagher

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0575, Page 345

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The hanging of three men. Shortly before the Rising of 1798, when the United Irish were collecting arms in all parts of the country, a raid for a gun was made on a house which was situated on the Old road of Cappagh on the east of Marnanes's Boreen.

The hanging of three men.
Shortly before the Rising of 1798, when the United Irish were collecting arms in all parts of the country, a raid for a gun was made on a house which was situated on the old road of Cappagh on the east side of Marnane's Boreen.
Soon after the raiders had gone away a party of Yeoman or British soldiers arrived and meeting three innocent men who were walking from Cahir Town seized them and hanged them on a tree which is still to be seen near Cappagh at Merrigan's Bridge.
The bodies were placed on a dray car and removed to Cahir where it is believed they were buried.

Collector
Joe Dalton
Gender
male
Address
Ballymorris, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr James Dalton
Gender
male
Address
Ballymorris, Co. Tipperary
Language
English
Location
Cappauniac