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Thirty-Six Men Executed

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Full title: The Massacre on Dunlavin Green: a Story of the 1798 Rebellion

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 175p

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow

About: An account of  the atrocity where 36 local men were summarily executed for alleged involvement in and support for the Rebellion of 1798. The book looks at the context of the executions and tries to explain the situation in the area both preceding and following this horrific episode.

ID number(s): 0953294706 / 9780953294701

Chapters: A sense of place: Dunlavin — A sense of time: the 1790’s — The local scene in the 1790’s — Events leading to the massacre — Dramatis Personae I: Morley Saunders — Dramatis Personae II: Ryves and Richardson — The day of the massacre — The importance of document 620/37/133 — Aftermath — Commemoration — Conclusion.

WW Connection #1: Apart from the subject matter, the author is a native of Dunlavin.

Extra #1: includes photographs and maps.

Extra #2: includes words of some songs/ballads.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.



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