Strapped and bound: filming at Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa  Army barracks of the Murdair Mhám Trasna hangings. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Grubby white hood over each head, noose around each neck, three men stood shivering on a Galway city gallows. No longer able to shade their eyes und(...)

Myles Joyce, who was hanged in Galway in 1882 and is widely accepted as being innocent of the Maamtrasna murders. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The handwriting was impeccable but written in a language the correspondent did not speak. “Sir, I beg to state through the columns of your influent(...)