Fr John Murphy Executed in Tullow, Carlow 1798

#OnThisDay 1798 the leader of the Wexford rebels, Fr Murphy was captured in Carlow, then brought to Tullow to be court-martialled. Found guilty he was stripped, flogged, hanged, decapitated, his corpse burnt in a barrel of tar & his head impaled on a spike. This was meant to be a warning to all others who fought against the British Crown.

Fr John Murphy

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