The Murder Trial That Gripped Dublin

In 1852 Dublin artist William Burke Kirwan was condemned to death for the murder of his wife, Maria. The case gripped the public’s attention no less than any other salacious crime. Kirwan had a mistress living in Sandymount, by whom he had seven children, and though public sentiment was against him at first, there were – and still are – doubts about his guilt.

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