Ailbrin Society Youghal presents “A Ship of Seven Murders” – Wed 17th Oct. 2012

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THE AILBRIN SOCIETY begins its new season with a bizarre murder case, a dramatic courtcase and a place in Irish history and folkore. In June 1828, the “Mary Russell” sailed into Cork harbour from the West Indies. Seven crewmen lay brutally and inexplicably murdered by its captain. The absorbing courtroom drama that followed was a sensation as survivors revealed a tale of danger and delusion.

The story of the “Mary Russell” was largely forgotten until Kathy Bunney located the grave of one of the murdered crewmen and began putting pen to paper.

“A Ship of Seven Murders” will be presented on Wednesday, 17th October at 8.30 pm in the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal. Admission- members – free: non-members E5. New members always welcome.

 

Related story:

FOR the past 50 years, the graves of seven sailors who were brutally murdered have been carefully tended, even extending to the purchase of a new, specially engraved headstone.
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/good-samaritan-tends-graves-of-murdered-sailors-2326086.html

Michael Healy with authors Kathy Bunney and Alannah Hopkin in Kilmurray Cemetery, Passage West, Cork. Picture: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Michael Healy with authors Kathy Bunney and Alannah Hopkin in Kilmurray Cemetery, Passage West, Cork. Picture: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

 

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Russell_(ship)_murders

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