The Murder of Fr Jordan

Ballyhaunis Abbey oldTune in to CCR this Sunday to hear our new documentary, The Murder of Fr. Jordan.

The programme deals with the murder of Fr. Walter Jordan, an Augustinian priest, in 1649 – the middle of the Cromwellian period.  Fr. Walter was the abbot of the Friary in Ballyhaunis, which was suppressed at that time.  He was shot dead at Redpark, between Claremorris and Ballyhaunis, and is believed to have been buried in the townland of Holywell.

The programme features a play by Martin Casey, in which the murder of Fr. Jordan is reenacted, followed by several interviews both about the incident and about life in Ireland at that time.

Some of those interviewed include: Micheál Ó Siochrú (Professor of History at TCD), Tadhg O’Hanrahan (Head of Dept. of History, UCD), Fr. Kieran Waldron (archivist of the Archdiocese of Tuam), Tom Waldron (Chair of Claremorris Historical Society) and Michael Kelly, Bekan.   The programme also includes harp music by Gráinne Hambly.

The programme will be broadcast on Sunday (August 16th) at 12 noon and repeated again the following day (Monday), again at 12 noon.

Claremorris Community Radio

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