Beneath Cannock's Clock: The Last Man Hanged in Ireland, by Dermot Walsh

Beneath Cannock's Clock: The Last Man Hanged in Ireland, by Dermot Walsh

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Michael Manning was a newly married young man of 25 and a cartman of Limerick. On that Wednesday in November 1953 his life took a series of turns that would lead to the brutal death of a 65 year old nurse and his hanging in early 1954.

In this new book exploring the murder and the events that led to it, Dermot Walsh brings to light new information from the original Garda file and interviews with the original investigation team. Beneath the single eye of Cannock's Clock, fate and circumstance combined to ill effect.

"Walsh's style is very straightforward and the book proves a step-by-step account with investigatory precision and an unbiased voice."  - Irish America Magazine