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The Missing Postman

The Missing Postman

Fachtna Ó Drisceoil

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Fachtna ÓDrisceoil weaves together the pieces of the mystery of the missing postman, using new evidence which paint a sordid portrait of lies, half-truths, conspiracy, intimidation and Garda brutality.

Christmas Day 1929 turned out to be the last ever working day of Stradbally postman Larry Griffin. He never returned home and the only trace of him that could be found was an abandoned bicycle on a country road. The story of the Missing Postman as it became known, made the headlines nationally and overseas, when ten prominent local people were arrested and charged with his murder. The defendants included such pillars of the community as two local Civic Guards, the school teacher, the local publican, his wife and two of their children.

For eighty years the doors of Stradbally and the Garda files on the case remained firmly shut against anyone trying to investigate the story. Numerous successful libel actions taken by the former defendants further discouraged media interest. However all those involved have now passed on. Government files, which cast new light on the case, have recently become available, and in this extraordinary new book, Ó Drisceoil weaves the pieces of the puzzle together, using new evidence which paints a sordid portrait of lies, half-truths, conspiracy, intimidation and Garda brutality.

Taken together, they point towards an inevitable and shocking answer to the question - What happened to Larry Griffin?

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Author Fachtna Ó Drisceoil
Publisher Mercier Press
Publication date 10 Apr 2011
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781856356930

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