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ABOUT THE MURDERS AT WILDGOOSE LODGE, CARLETON AND ME WRITTEN BY PETER DUFFY

The Murders at Wildgoose Lodge, Carleton and Me written by Peter Duffy

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Nov at 8pm

The worst atrocity of the 19th Century, more people executed than 1916, at least half of whom were deemed to be innocent, yet very few people seem to know anything about it. Why ?

The murders at Wildgoose Lodge took place in 1816 over 200 years ago. The Tyrone writer William Carleton stayed in the area in 1817. He saw the gibbeted bodies hanging by the roadside and wrote a story concerning the event. His story of the events came to be the accepted version of what happened. But was it accurate and true?

A story taking place in pre-famine Ireland : Secret Societies, Ribbonism, Penal Laws, The Gothic, Religion, Landlordism, Gibbeting, Hardship and Hunger, this piece will investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding Wildgoose Lodge and related matters.

Running time 80-90min (TBC) with an interval

Inspired by Professor Terence Dooley’s Book “The Murders at Wildgoose Lodge” and aided by his kind and helpful assistance.

 

  • ADMISSION

  • €14.00 | €16.00

  • DATES

  • Tue, Nov 21 | 20:00
    Wed, Nov 22 | 20:00
    Thu, Nov 23 | 20:00
    Fri, Nov 24 | 20:00
    Sat, Nov 25 | 20:00

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