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The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« on: Sunday 19 October 14 18:45 BST (UK) »
Annie Walshe was the last female to be hanged in Ireland in 1925 along with her lover Mick Talbot I would like to find out more about this

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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 October 14 19:19 BST (UK) »
Hello and welcome  :)

If you search on the internet with their names, there are several reports which would help you to find out about the incident.

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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 October 14 19:40 BST (UK) »
I have found numerous web posts re the axe murder of Ned Walshe, whilst the information is useful it does not provide a link to Annie Walshe accomplice Mick Talbot who is believed to be a family member.

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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 October 14 19:47 BST (UK) »
It would be best then to say what records you are looking for and what you already know.

Family Search has indexes for Irish births etc https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347

Have you checked Irish censuses 1901 and 1911?    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 October 14 20:47 BST (UK) »
Western Daily Press - 18th Nov 1924

At Limerick yesterday, Michael Talbot and Annie Walsh were returned for trial charged with the murder of Edward Walsh, labourer.  The woman is the widow and Talbot is the nephew of the dead man.

Tony

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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 November 14 10:45 GMT (UK) »
My father-in-law and one of his sisters have made reference to this murder and the execution of Michael Talbot but adamantly refused to discuss any detail, unfortunately they have both passed on and I have not been able to make the link between Michael Talbot and my wife's family.
Annie Walsh (nee Barret) was the last woman to be hanged in Ireland at Mountjoy Prison.

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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 02 November 14 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Hello again,

If this man is a relative, then you would need to back in your ancestry to try to find a connection.
You could start with certificates for your father in law's family - find maiden names and then look at the family of Michael Talbot.

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Apologies just noticed the links.
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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 02 November 14 10:55 GMT (UK) »
I have made numerous searches on-line and used a worldwide search using Ancestry but have not found the link yet.
Thank you for your interest and advice.

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Re: The axe murder of Ned Walshe in 1925 at Limerick Ireland
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 02 November 14 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Just some ideas.
Are they the same generation as him or their parents? Do they come from the same place?
If you have checked their siblings and their parents siblings, it may be that they were acquaintances rather than relatives.
I presume your findings are the two families. This may be far fetched but perhaps they were interested / ashamed that he had the same surname.
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