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Henry (Harry) Gleeson

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Henry (Harry) Gleeson

Galbertstown, Thurles, Tipperary

Predeceased by his parents Thomas & Catherine (née Caesar), his sisters & brothers Ellen (Vokes), Bridget (Sheehan), Hannah (Phelan), Mary (Gleeson), Thomas, Timothy (Thade), John, Catherine (Moloney), Margaret (McCarthy), Patrick & Cornelius.


Re-interment of Henry (Harry) Gleeson, Galbertstown, Thurles, formerly Marlhill, New Inn, Co.Tipperary The family of Henry (Harry) Gleeson rejoice in announcing the final homecoming of his remains to his native Galbertstown. Having languished in an unmarked grave in Mountjoy Prison for eighty-three years wrongly convicted and hanged for a murder in which he ''had neither hand act or part''. Harry's remains can finally rest in peace having been declared an entirely innocent man. Betrayed by the very system that should have protected him it fell to others to restore his good name and bring him home.


Harry, may your innocent soul enjoy the happiness of Heaven knowing that truth and justice finally prevailed.


Arriving at Holycross Abbey at 1:30 pm for Funeral Mass at 2:00 pm on Sunday (July 7th). Burial afterwards in St.Mary's Cemetery, Holycross. The Mass can be viewed using the link below.


Date Published:

Thursday 4th July 2024

Date of Death:

Wednesday 23rd April 1941

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