A visit to St Mary’s Church cemetery to check out the clean-up following the recent vandalism of graves prompted a bit of research into the inscription on one of the vandalised tombstones. This yielded the attached newspaper report on the event referred to in the inscription. A subsequent report refers to an individual being taken to Wexford Jail in connection with the murder, but no name is mentioned, nor is there a mention of a trial. But what did transpire was an epic court case where the victim’s will was disputed, and a second will was declared a forgery. The case made local and national headlines over a period of several months.

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