“The Kilbane Tragedy of 1900: A Brutal Murder Case in County Limerick”

The Kilbane tragedy in September 1900 shook County Limerick when Michael Clifford and John Sullivan were found with their throats brutally cut. An inquest was held, and the jury returned an open verdict. Later, the police discovered a blood-stained razor in the rafters of the room, along with the impression of a man’s hand. The razor was situated right above Sullivan, who remained in critical condition at the hospital. As the investigation continued, Sullivan was placed under police observation, leaving the community grappling with unanswered questions about this horrifying incident.

Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 14 September 1900

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