The Missing Postman

The Missing Postman : What Really Happened to Larry Griffin?

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Postman Larry Griffin vanishes during his rounds in Stradbally on Christmas Day 1929. The only clue to what happened was an abandoned bicycle on a deserted country road. The story of the Missing Postman as it became known, made the headlines nationally and overseas, when ten prominent local people were arrested and charged with his murder. The defendants included such pillars of the community as two local Civic Guards, the school teacher, the local publican, his wife and two of their children. For eighty years the doors of Stradbally and the Garda files on the case remained firmly shut against anyone trying to investigate the story. Numerous successful libel actions taken by the former defendants further discouraged media interest. However all those involved have passed on. Government files, which cast new light on the case, have recently become available, and in this extraordinary new book, O Drisceoil weaves the pieces of the puzzle togther, and reveals the shocking answer to the question - What really happened to Larry Griffin?

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 24mm | 322.05g
  • 15 Jul 2011
  • The Mercier Press Ltd
  • Cork
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 30 black & white illustrations
  • 1856356930
  • 9781856356930
  • 99,398

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Fachtna O Drisceoil is a broadcaster and writer from Dun Laoghaire in Co Dublin. He works as a producer on Late Debate and Saturday View for RTE Radio 1. He has contributed radio essays to the popular Sunday Miscellany programme and has had articles and essays published in various books, journals and newspapers including The Irish Times. He has also worked as a reporter on Irish language television programmes such as Leargas and Scannal. He has an M.Phil in Irish studies from NUI Galway and a BA in Communication Studies from Dublin City University. This is his first book.

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Essential for those interested in true crime mysteries ans early 20th-century Irish history. -- Library Journal "Library Journal"

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