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The Cormack Brothers

In 1858 in Co Tipperary, Ireland, 2 brothers were hanged for the murder of a local land agent.  Proved to be a gross miscarriage of justice, the boys were reburied to their home parish of Loughmore in 1910.  

 

This film is based on the true story of the Cormack boys.  After their death and subsequent reburial, they attracted a local, national and international following that had consequences for 1916.

 

The film is available for purchase on DVD.  Click here for the SHOP

Filmed on location in and around their home parish of Loughmore in Co. Tipperary.  The story is taught in local schools and their mausoleum is in the village of Loughmore.   They were hanged in front of Nenagh jail on a clear, sunny day, except when the hanging took place and the heavens opened and a storm erupted.  When they were reburied in 1910, there was a group of men in the area of Thurles who worked together to get permission from Dublin Castle (the British), to move the boys back to their home parish.  They said it would be a ‘small affair’.  On the said, newspaper reports and eye witness testimony put the figure at between 20,000 to 50,000 people.