The demise of Marrin

No county, village or townland it seems was exempt from the visit of the so-called 'Crowbar Brigade'. These men, usually local and plied with alcohol before the commencement of their duties, were universally despised. In Monaghan the fabled 'Shirley Brigade' particularly active in the early 1850s levelling houses. As this example illustrates their activity on … Continue reading The demise of Marrin