We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 26th July 2020 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
Seven years ago on ‘Where the road takes me’, we brought you the intriguing and at times unbelievable story of a Land-War shooting during Ireland’s troubled past in the late 19th Century.
The following year we brought you an update on the story, identifying the man with the gun, but stressing sympathy for his actions, as he was, we felt, a victim of circumstances, as was, some others felt, the victim himself.
There are many strange and eerie happenings attached to this story.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, and two days before the 132nd anniversary of the shooting, we return to the story for very good reason.
Back in 1920, a local priest known for his fire and brimstone sermons and accurate predictions, visited and blessed the scene. Soon afterwards he stated that despite Mother Nature’s and man’s best efforts to remove it, a visible reminder of the shooting would remain at the scene for one hundred years.
Many strenuous efforts were made down through the years to destroy it but failed. The one hundred years are now up and we return to the scene to discover how accurate, if at all, the priest was back in 1920, and if a conclusion can be brought to a story that was tragic, intriguing and eerie.
Join John Greene on Where the road takes me at 7 – this Sunday evening on C103.