Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Burning of Bridget Cleary

On Friday 22nd of March 1895 in the small Tipperary village of Ballyvadlea, RIC constables discover the badly burned body in a shallow grave. It is the body of Bridget Cleary, a 26-year old local woman who met her death at the hands of her husband only days before.

He believed she had been taken by the Fairies. The Burning of Bridget Cleary explores the events surrounding the death of Bridget Cleary and the massive impact it had in Ireland and Britain at the time. Based on book by Angela Burke.


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