!! Connaught Journal; Apr 22, 1824 "Executions"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, April 22, 1824
Thursday last, Timothy Brusnahan, Patrick M'Auliff, and Thomas Lillis, for
the burning of Churchtown barracks, and the murder of Hugh Colligan, were
executed at Cork. They did not address the people; but Brusnahan, who declared
his innocence so strongly after conviction, made an unreserved communication of
his guilt. M'Auliff did the like, qualifying it by saying, that having been
wounded early in the attack, he was not present when the death of the Policeman
took place. As to Lillis, for whom so strong an alibi case was made out, he
admitted having been actively concerned in the disturbances, but would neither
admit nor deny that he was at the burning of Churchtown.
On Monday last, the three Cremens, brothers, underwent the awful sentence
of the law at Gallows-green, for the inhuman murder of the Franks' family, and
to the last moment held out in the same declaration of innocence which they gave
after trial.--Limerick Paper.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News