- 3 years ago
The story of the murder of Fr. Walter Jordan, an Augustinian priest, in 1649 - the middle of the Cromwellian period.
Fr. Walter was the abbot of the Friary in Ballyhaunis, which was suppressed at that time. He was shot dead at Redpark, between Claremorris and Ballyhaunis, and is believed to have been buried in the townland of Holywell.
This programme features a play by Martin Casey, in which the murder of Fr. Jordan is reenacted, followed by several interviews both about the incident and about life in Ireland at that time.
Some of those interviewed include: Micheál Ó Siochrú (Professor of History at TCD), Tadhg O’Hanrahan (Head of Dept. of History, UCD), Fr. Kieran Waldron (archivist of the Archdiocese of Tuam), Tom Waldron (Chair of Claremorris Historical Society) and Michael Kelly, Bekan. The programme also includes harp music by Gráinne Hambly.