ROSG is proud to confirm plans to develop a feature film documentary for TG4 based on ‘Éagóir’, a new book by Seán Ó Cuirreáin about the wrongful hanging of three men in Connemara for the murder of a family in Maamtrasna in 1882 in a miscarriage of justice that resonates to this day
With the support of the book publishers, Cois Life, funding for the project has already been approved by TG4. An application additional funding currently sits with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, ROSG said “we are very proud to undertake such an important project as this.”
He said that he thought knew the story of Maamtrasna but he did not understand "the depth and scale of the story" until he read the new book, Éagóir.
“While this is a Gaeltacht story there are stronger national and international aspects connected too and as producer I’m excited to bring these to the screen.”
The Maamtrasna saga is a mix of “murder mystery, courtroom drama and political intrigue”, says journalist Seán Ó Cuirreáin. Éagóir, presents new evidence from the sheriff’s office in Galway asking the hangman, William Marwood, from Lincolnshire, if he would do a cut-price job as the executions would all take place on one day.
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