#OTD in 1895 – Bridget Cleary was burned to death by her husband Michael who believed her spirit had been taken by bad faeries and replaced with a changeling.

Cleary was born Bridget Boland around 1869 in Ballyvadlea, Co Tipperary. She married Michael Cleary in August 1887. The couple met in Clonmel, where he worked as a cooper and she served as a dressmaker’s apprentice. The horrific case dominated the media in Ireland during the trial. Reports of the incident suggest that her husband […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 15 March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Birth of author, Isaac Weld, in […]

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#OTD in 1895 – Bridget Cleary was burned to death by her husband Michael who believed her spirit had been taken by bad faeries and replaced with a changeling.

Cleary was born Bridget Boland around 1869 in Ballyvadlea, Co Tipperary. She married Michael Cleary in August 1887. The couple met in Clonmel, where he worked as a cooper and she served as a dressmaker’s apprentice. The horrific case dominated the media in Ireland during the trial. Reports of the incident suggest that her husband […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 15 March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Birth of author, Isaac Weld, in […]

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#OTD in 1895 – Bridget Cleary was burned to death by her husband Michael who believed her spirit had been taken by bad faeries and replaced with a changeling.

Cleary was born Bridget Boland around 1869 in Ballyvadlea, Co Tipperary. She married Michael Cleary in August 1887. The couple met in Clonmel, where he worked as a cooper and she served as a dressmaker’s apprentice. The horrific case dominated the media in Ireland during the trial. Reports of the incident suggest that her husband […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 15 March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Birth of author, Isaac Weld, in […]

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#OTD in 1895 – Bridget Cleary was burned to death by her husband Michael who believed her spirit had been taken by bad faeries and replaced with a changeling.

Cleary was born Bridget Boland around 1869 in Ballyvadlea, Co Tipperary. She married Michael Cleary in August 1887. The couple met in Clonmel, where he worked as a cooper and she served as a dressmaker’s apprentice. The horrific case dominated the media in Ireland during the trial. Reports of the incident suggest that her husband […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 15 March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Birth of author, Isaac Weld, in […]

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1895 – Bridget Cleary is burned to death by her husband Michael who believed her spirit had been taken by bad faeries and replaced with a changeling.

Cleary was born Bridget Boland around 1869 in Ballyvadlea, Co Tipperary. She married Michael Cleary in August 1887. The couple met in Clonmel, where he worked as a cooper and she served as a dressmaker’s apprentice. The horrific case dominated the media in Ireland during the trial. Reports of the incident suggest that her husband […]

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Today in Irish History – 15 March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Isaac Weld, author, is born in […]

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