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More on the Murders at Borklemore

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© J. W. H. Carter

Full title: “Oh, the villain that did it!”

Creator / Author: J. W. H. Carter

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 13p

When Published: 2005

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Author / Co. Laois

Parent Publication [book]: Murder in the Midlands, 1862-1915 / by J. W. H. Carter / 497pp

About: Taken from a book of 59 true crime stories, this account (pp134-146) features in the section entitled ‘Land Greed’ . It tells of the double murder of two women at Borklemore in 1893, for which a 74-year old farmer, John Conran, was convicted. He was sentenced to be hanged, but this was commuted to life imprisonment.

ID number(s): 0955192900 / 9780955192906

WW Connection #1: This incident occurred at Borklemore in the neighbourhood of Kiltegan in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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