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MURDER IN CO. LEITRIM

The Anglo-Celt, Cavan, county Cavan

Feb 12 1847

MURDER IN CO. LEITRIM–On Wednesday last, a party of lawless ruffians, supposed to be about twelve in number, surrounded the dwelling of an industrious farmer named DUFFY, on the lands of Drumshambo, in the Parish of Cloone. DUFFY and family were in the act of repeating the rosary, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, when the degraded villains arrived to perpetrate their nefarious purposes, and (as given in evidence) remained quietly outside till this religious ceremony terminated. Three of the gang immediately broke into DUFFY’s house, one of whom carried a gun, demanded arms, and struck him violently. A severe and unequal contest ensued in which Brian DUFFY, son of the farmer, eighteen years of age, received a blow of a loaded cudgel on the side of the head, which caused his death in the course of a few hours. Intelligence of this tragedy having been reported, Alexander PERCY, Esq., coroner, repaired to the spot and empannelled a respectable jury, when after a most infinite i nvestigation, a verdict of wilful murder was unanimously recorded against a certain person aided and assisted by other persons yet unknown. DUFFY and family bear excellent character– Northern Standard.

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