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Father Sheehy's Memorial, Shanrahan, Clogheen

The parish priest of Clogheen in Tipperary, Father Nicholas Sheehy, was suspected of being a leader of the White Boys, and in February, 1766, he was brought to trial in Dublin on a charge of High Treason. He was found not guilty, but was immediately re-arrested, charged with being concerned in the murder of a crown witness in his parish, and sent to Clonmel to be tried at the assizes. Sheehy and four other men charged with the murder were found Guilty and executed.

From Ireland in the Age of Imperialism and Revolution, 1760-1801, by R.B.McDowell