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Limerick Gazette 10 December 1804

Tragic Murders at Lisarow

On the night of Friday, the 2nd ult., a most cruel murder and robbery was committed at Lisarow, near Ardmore, Co Waterford, on the bodies of Darby and Daniel Hearn, farmers (father and son), by three armed men, who broke into their house about an hour of 12 or one o’clock (many more remaining outside) and having procured a light, they immediately commenced a search for the above unfortunate persons, and on finding them vied with each other who should commit the horrid deed – which they did by shooting the son through the head, and killing him on the spot; they then fired at the father, but only wounding him in the thigh, they compelled him to take a draft, supposed to be poison, as he died shortly after in great agony. The villains then robbed the house of cash and bank notes to the amount of £120 and burned promissory notes and bonds to the amount of £350  more; after which they deliberately sat down to the fire and smoked some tobacco, and before they departed bound the remainder of the family, by oath, to quit the farm in three days.  



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