Talk on Fr. Nicholas Sheehy, The Main Guard, 24 Sept. @ 11am

Headstone

In 1766 Fr Nicholas Sheehy Parish Priest of Clogheen, Burncourt and Ballyporeen was hung, drawn and quartered having being tried and found guilty of being an accessory to murder.  It is believed that these charges were false and that it was his supposed involvement with the Whiteboy movement – agrarian unrest – that made him unpopular with the local land owning classes.

 

On Sat 24th Sept @ 11am  in The Main Guard,  Clonmel,  Tipperary County Museum will host a talk to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his execution.

 

The talk will be given by Professor Maurice Bric of University College, Dublin.  Admission is free.

 

To book your seat please contact Julia on 07 61 06 5254 or email julia.walsh@tipperarycoco.ie