Maamtrasna Murders

In August 1882, the remote community of Maamtrasna on the Mayo-Galway border made headlines around the world. In one of the most brutal killings of the 19th century an entire family had been attacked in their home. Five of the six people in the house that night were killed the youngest 14, the oldest 80. These events have been shrouded in mystery ever since. This series looks at the murders, who carried them out and why they happened.

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