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Shortlisted for Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2017/ Irish-language Book of the Year award 2017.
Éagóir is a clear and polished account of an historical event which is still vividly ingrained in the memories of those connected to it. The saga centres around the wrongful hanging and life imprisonment of innocent men as a result of false evidence, betrayal, and the dishonesty of the authorities. It began in 1882 with barbaric murders in the dark of night in an isolated community in Joyce Country, on the Galway-Mayo border.
The impact of that slaughter will endure as long as people believe that an official admission of the miscarriage of justice is required. This accomplished narrative is enhanced by historical images and official records, many of which are published here for the first time.
ROSG Productions have produced a docu-drama based on Éagóir for TG4, with support from the Broadcast Authority of Ireland. The title is Murdair Mhám Trasna.
Please note this book is in the Irish-language only.