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.
“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.
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.