The Priest Hunters: The True Story of Ireland´s Bounty Hunters
A fascinating investigation the lives of four priest hunters – Sean na Sagart, Edward Tyrrell, Barry Lowe and John Garzia.
Ireland in the aftermath of Cromwell – during this period Catholicism and Irish nationalism became inexorably linked and priests were outlawed. The Priest Hunters shines a light on these men who hunted them. Sean naSagart was Irishman who was been condemned to death for horse stealing but was reprieved on condition he become a priest hunter. Edward Tyrrell was an English mercenary driven solely by greed. Barry Lowe indulged in such acts as tying a priest behind his horse
An incredible account of some of the most hated men in Ireland.
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Ireland’s Own fascinating
Mallow Star, Vale Star illuminates the whole picture of what was going on in the island during the time of the Penal Laws
Irish Independent there is room for - and indeed a crying need for – the more vivid novelistic approach, which brings history alive. And this Murphy has done in a