#OTD in 1711 – Seven women from Island Magee, Co Antrim were imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who had experienced strange fits and visions.

Seven women from Island Magee, Co Antrim are imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who experienced strange fits and visions. The last trial for witchcraft in Ireland–there were never very many–thus given in MacSkimin’s History of Carrickfergus: “1711, March 31st, Janet Mean, of Braid-island; Janet Latimer, Irish-quarter, Carrickfergus; Janet Millar, Scotch-quarter, […]

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#OTD in 1711 – Ireland’s Last Witch Trial.

Seven women from Island Magee, Co Antrim are imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who experienced strange fits and visions. The last trial for witchcraft in Ireland–there were never very many–thus given in MacSkimin’s History of Carrickfergus: “1711, March 31st, Janet Mean, of Braid-island; Janet Latimer, Irish-quarter, Carrickfergus; Janet Millar, Scotch-quarter, […]

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1711 – Ireland’s last witch trial.

Seven women from Island Magee, Co Antrim are imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who experienced strange fits and visions. The last trial for witchcraft in Ireland–there were never very many–thus given in MacSkimin’s History of Carrickfergus: “1711, March 31st, Janet Mean, of Braid-island; Janet Latimer, Irish-quarter, Carrickfergus; Janet Millar, Scotch-quarter, […]

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1711 – Ireland’s last witch trial.

Seven women from Island Magee, Co Antrim are imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who experienced strange fits and visions. The last trial for witchcraft in Ireland–there were never very many–thus given in MacSkimin’s History of Carrickfergus: “1711, March 31st, Janet Mean, of Braid-island; Janet Latimer, Irish-quarter, Carrickfergus; Janet Millar, Scotch-quarter, […]

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1711 – Ireland’s last witch trial: Seven women from Island Magee, Co. Antrim are imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who has experienced strange fits and visions.

The last trial for witchcraft in Ireland–there were never very many–thus given in MacSkimin’s History of Carrickfergus: “1711, March 31st, Janet Mean, of Braid-island; Janet Latimer, Irish-quarter, Carrickfergus; Janet Millar, Scotch-quarter, Carrickfergus; Margaret Mitchel, Kilroot; Catharine M’Calmond, Janet Liston, alias Seller, Elizabeth Seller, and Janet Carson, the four last from Island Magee, were tried here, […]

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Today in Irish History – 31st March:

1711 – Seven women from Island Magee, Co. Antrim are imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who has experienced strange fits and visions. 1790 – A quarrel between John Philpot Curran (MP for Kilbeggan) and Robert Hobart (MP for Portarlington) results in a duel in which Hobart allows Curran to fire […]

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