Break Up Of Robber Gang

The breaking-up of a robber gang Edward Law (2015) Early in May, 1749, some 260 years ago, the Earl of Carrick of Ballylinch, near Thomastown received information that Bolger the robber, was hidden in a house at Killaghy in Grace’s Country, some miles west of Kilkenny city. James Bolger, a member of a notorious gang […]

Freney the Robber

Freney The Robber Peter McQuillan (11th May, 2012) Imagine the early 18th century in Ireland – 100 years before the first railways – travel was dependent on horse back or horse-drawn vehicle. The roads were unsafe. Every county had its highwaymen, outlaws, raparees, and, over the years, in many cases, the line between Robin Hood […]