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Assassinated: A Story of Vengeance & Murder in the Great Hunger



It’s a dark evening in early November 1847.


A carriage makes it's way through lawless starving countryside in North Roscommon.


A gun shot rings out, a man falls dead.


A family mourns but a community rejoices.


While the Great Hunger of the 1840s resulted in one million deaths, this one murder encapsulated the stark choices facing that generation of Irish people in a one gripping story. It is retold in this episode.


Assassinated: A Story of Vengeance & Murder in the Great Hunger is the studio recording of chapter 4 of my new book ‘A Lethal Legacy - A History of Ireland in 18 Murders’.

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