We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 18th July 2021 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 18th July
In ninteenth century Ireland, the laws of the land weighed heavily in favour of the rich and well-off. For family members of murder victims, they had a lot to endure besides coming to terms with the death of a relative.
Inquests were held almost immediately in the victim’s house and those on the inquest jury panel were required to attend and view the remains.
Jury members were chosen from the well-heeled in society and in some case specifically for their tendency to favour a guilty verdict.
For the perpetrator of the crimes, he or she, if found guilty would normally be sentenced to hang. There was little if any time for an appeal as the sentence was usually carried out within three days.
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’ and in the first of a two part programme, John Greene looks at how the judicial system has changed since then and we also delve into some of the historic murder cases from the 19th and early 20th centuries in County Cork. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″
Michael B. Looney, 81, of Hamden formerly of Bronx, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15th, 2021, at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Elizabeth Harrington Looney. Michael was born in Millstreet County Cork, Ireland on August 9, 1939, and was the son of the late Dennis and Margaret Hickey Looney. He came to this country in 1959 settling in Brooklyn, NY, moving to the Bronx for many years until moving to Hamden, CT 14 years ago. Michael worked as an elevator mechanic for Olympia and York a Local 3 Company from 1975 until his retirement in 2007. He was a golfer, fisherman and enjoyed watching horse racing at the track and at OTB. Michael was an avid fan of his hometown Cork’s Irish football teams and watched or listened anytime they played. He loved watching his grandkids’ sports and activities and also enjoyed taking his buddy Zoey (his grand dog) for walks. Father of Joan Marie Meehan and Patricia Looney (Jeff Schwiebert). Loving Papa to Shamus, Kayleigh, Sean, Keira Meehan. Brother of Eileen Healy and the late Mary Cotter and Kathleen McAteer.
The visiting hours will be Monday, July 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at The Havens Family, North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Divine Mercy Parish at St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Tuesday morning, July 20th at 11:00. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Norwalk. [northhavenfuneral.com] [Legacy]