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During the Cromwelliam war, the castle of Carrigadrohid was garrisoned by Irish troops but had been by-passed by the English General Broghill the previous day. After the battle he sent Major Nelson with some horse and foot soldiers to summon the garrison to surrender and threatened that if that were not done the bishop of Ross Boethius McEgan should be hanged in front of it. Boetius was promised his life if he would prevail on the garrison to surrender, but he called them to hold out to the end, for their religion and their country, though he realised that this was to sign his own death warrant. He was immediately set upon by the soldiers, who hanged him with the reins of his own horse from a nearby tree in full sight of the Castle. He was then cut down and beheaded. (tinet.ie)

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  • Copyright: John Murphy (johnmurphy) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 76] (1092)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-06-09
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/105 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-07-25 4:02
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