The Missing Postman: What Really Happened to Larry Griffin? Paperback – Unabridged, 1 Apr 2011
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Has it all-drama, intrigue and mystery as it uses newly available evidence to ask what really happened. -- Irish Voice "Irish Voice"
Essential for those interested in true crime mysteries ans early 20th-century Irish history. -- Library Journal "Library Journal"
About the Author
Facthna A" Drisceoil is a radio producer and TV reporter with RTAe. He has produced Today with Pat Kenny, The Dave Fanning Show, Saturday View, Drivetime, and Tonight with Vincent Browne. As a television reporter he has worked on Leargas, Scannal, Garda ar Lar, Oilean and Cead Cainte. He has an M.Phil in Irish studies from NUI Galway and a BA in Communications Studies from Dublin City University.
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The Garda commissioner in question is Ireland's first: General O Duffy, and herein lies a sub-theme to the book, which is a fascinating insight into the characters who ruled the nascent Irish state.
It is 1930 and the Irish State is not yet 10 years old; the IRA is active across the country and the Gardai are a relatively new and inexperienced force. The Free State government are in power. Fianna Fail are about to emerge upon the irish political scene to begin a reign of power unparalleled in the western world to this day. The Catholic church rule with an iron fist. The landscape of rural Ireland is dominated by the pillars of society: the church, the school teacher, the Gardai.Read more ›
the 25th December 1929. Larry Griffin had served in the British army in WW1 and been
injured. Not everyone in the village liked this, as this was not long after the fight for independance.
Did this have anything to do with it? Maybe not. It appears that Larry was a well liked man in the
village, so what went wrong. Did he have too much to drink and get in a fight in the pub, and
the landlord didn't want any trouble, as he was meant to be closed so they got rid of the body.
Did the Gardai take in to sleep of the drink and he woke up and fell downstairs, and they didn't
want to get in trouble for drinking in the barracks on Christmas day. There were a small group
of people charged with his murder, but never found guilty as there was no body. So where was
it and who killed him. At the end of the book the author gives us his idea of what happened
that night. Is it what the conclusion you come to. Read the book to find out.
from the outset, it is a gripping portrayal and shows Irishness at its most pedantic. all through the book, the author comments that they cannot believe information was continually supressed and you feel that way too, and kind of sympathise with the victim and his family. it is kind of sad that even today the villagers do not like to speak of the incident. but, hey, that's the irish for you!
(as a matter of interest, i looked on daft.ie to see if any houses in the immediate area were for sale, purely to see how they differed from the photographs in the book and to see if i could recognise any of them, and the first property shown was the actual public house where the incident (allegedly) happened!)
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I've enjoyed all of Mark Wallingtons books except this one, couldn't get into it at allPublished 5 months ago by Korah
An excellent read.The author has researched this tragic event very thoroughly and has told the story with sensensitivity . Read morePublished 17 months ago by noel conway
Really hard work to keep up with the number of characters and how they all fit into the story. Gave up reading it.Published 19 months ago by AP, Yorks
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