This is the story of barbaric murders committed in the dead of night in the midst of a rural community in Joyce Country, on the border between counties Galway and Mayo in 1882. This is an in-depth and clear telling of that moment in history that is still alive in the collective community memory. The crux of the story is the unjust hanging and life imprisonment of innocent people based on the testimonies of false witnesses, traitors and the dishonesty of the authorities and the gentry. This is a new telling of the whole story with photographs and official records which were never published before in the the form of a book.
Winner of an Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Prize in 2015.