Beneath Cannock's Clock: The Last Man Hanged in Ireland

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The true story of a horrifying crime and the last man hanged in Ireland.

It had been a hectic few hours of action and concentrated teamwork for the garda force in Limerick, and a great deal had happened since the headlights of a car had startled and frightened off a mystery man and revealed the half-naked and motionless body of a woman ...

When the body of Nurse Catherine Cooper was discovered on a Limerick roadside in November 1953, subsequent...

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Overview

The true story of a horrifying crime and the last man hanged in Ireland.

It had been a hectic few hours of action and concentrated teamwork for the garda force in Limerick, and a great deal had happened since the headlights of a car had startled and frightened off a mystery man and revealed the half-naked and motionless body of a woman ...

When the body of Nurse Catherine Cooper was discovered on a Limerick roadside in November 1953, subsequent events led to the arrest, trial and hanging of Michael Manning. He was the last man executed by the state in Ireland.

Who was Michael Manning and what had caused the newly married, twenty-four-year-old to attack the nurse? What sad twist of fate had prompted Catherine Cooper to walk into the city that night and what vital clues led gardai to her killer?

In an intriguing account of the murder and its aftermath, Dermot Walsh opens up the casebook of this harrowing crime.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781856356275
  • Publisher: Mercier Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Man in the Hat 11

2 The Dublin Road 36

3 The House in Moore's Place 50

4 Public Outrage 69

5 Disclosures 79

6 Making the Case 87

7 Depositions 104

8 The Trial 111

9 Clemency Appeals 124

Postscript: A New Life 140

Appendix 141

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