18th century contract killers
18th century highway robbery

18th century contract killers

From the archives of 1728 comes the dark tale of Captain Parks of Sligo, who is described as a Gentleman of considerable Estate in the neighbourhood, who was condemned to…

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Sligo Dark Tales – The perils of travelling alone in the 18th-Century
Hawks Rock, Coolaney, Sligo

Sligo Dark Tales – The perils of travelling alone in the 18th-Century

Shepherd-boy by Thomas Barker (1769-1847) From the newspaper archives comes the late eighteenth-century story of two young boys herding cattle on Doomore mountain near Coolaney, County Sligo.Booleying farming was an agriculture…

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