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In 1895 Bridget Cleary was a confident independent woman in a rapidly changing Ireland. This brought her into conflict with dark and sinister figures in her own community. 

After being labelled a 'changeling' (a fairy who had taken the place of the real person) Bridget was tortured in a brutal ritual. This podcast, based in an original episode released in 2016, explores Cleary's life and why those closest to her ultimately murdered her.

The book mentioned in the show is The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story by Angela Bourke

Sound By Kate Dunlea

Burned Alive: The Burning of Bridget Cleary

“From the creator of the Irish History Podcast comes the story of Modern Ireland and its people written in death” 

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