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Murdair Mhám Trasna
Documentary 90mins Completed
YEAR: 2016
DIRECTOR: Colm Bairéad    
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CAST: Dara Devaney    Pól Ó Gríofa    David Heap    Aidan O’Hare    Peadar Ó Treasaigh      
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Synopsis

The feature length project deals with the 1882 murder of a family in Mám Trasna, followed by the wrongful hanging and conviction of those accused. It is based on the Seán Ó Cuirreáin publication, ‘Éagóir’.

The barbaric murders were committed in the rural community of Joyce Country, on the border between counties Galway and Mayo.

Unusually the trail which followed took place in Dublin and in the English language, despite the defendants having little or no English beyond their native Irish. They were wrongfully convicted through this, false testimony and dishonesty among the authorities and gentry.

Funding Information

BS BAI: €299,000 in Sound and Vision 3




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