Genealogy for Beginners
Laois County Library
Abbeyleix Library, Co. Laois
20 August, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
To mark the 200th anniversary of the murder of Ellen Hanley, The Colleen Bawn, join us for an historical coach tour to places connected with this tragic event in our history.
In the Autumn of 1819, at Moneypoint, Kilrush, were found the remains of Ellen Hanley. The victim, now known to story, drama and opera as the Colleen Bawn, was not quite sixteen years of age. Her body was washed ashore there six weeks after her marriage. She had been murdered at the insistence of her husband, John Scanlan, of Ballykehan House, near Bruff County Limerick.