The Priest Hunters: The True Story of Ireland's Bounty Hunters

Colin Murphy
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An incredible account of some of the most hated men in eighteenth-century Ireland.

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 an Irishman who had 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 and dragging him through the brush.

John Garzia, a Jew who had fled the Spanish Inquisition, arrived in Ireland and evidently sought revenge hunting down priests. An incredible account of some of the most hated men in Ireland.

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ISBN/EAN 9781847173119
Author Colin Murphy
Publisher The O'Brien Press
Publication date 28 Oct 2013
Format Paperback
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