Lucinda Sly

A Woman Hanged

Maidhc Dainí-­n Ó Sé

Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
Liberties Press
Contributor(s) :
Gabriel Fitzmaurice
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ISBN : 9781907593581

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Lucinda Sly: A Woman Hanged by renowned Irish language author, Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé is based on events that took place in Carlow in 1834 and 1835. The novel tells the story of Lucinda Singleton, a widow who married a well-to-do farmer named Walter Sly. Suffering at the hands of her abusive husband - a drunkard and a brute - she conspires with her lover, John Dempsey, to murder him. Capturing the sentiment in Carlow at that time, the lovers were hanged side by side in public outside Carlow Gaol on 30 March, 1835. Lucinda Sly: A Woman Hanged was an award winner at Oireachtas na Gaeilge, 2008.

About The Author

GABRIEL FIRZMAURICE was born in 1952, in Moyvane, County Kerry where he still lives. For over thirty years he taught in the local primary school, from which he retired as principal in 2007. He is the author of more than fifty books, including collections of poetry in both English and Irish, as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from Irish into English and has edited a number of poetry anthologies in both languages. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on education and the arts.

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