Agrarian Crime and Punishment in Pre-Famine Ireland
Four Courts 2008
Paperback 285pp Illustrated
9781846821127   Product Code: 19937
This is the first in-depth analysis of the events and aftermath of 29-30 October 1816, when eight people were burned to death in Wildgoose Lodge, a house in a remote part of County Louth. The perpetrators were members of an agrarian secret society and, following the murders, the local community closed ranks. It was not until Sir Robert Peel and Dublin Castle took over that 18 local men were tried and hanged - at least half of them innocent.