Execution of Dundalk man features on TG4

THIS week’s episode of Ceart agus Coir on TG4 has a strong Louth connection.

THIS week’s episode of Ceart agus Coir on TG4 has a strong Louth connection.

Directed by Colm Bairead and produced by Cleona Ni Chrualaoi this six-part crime series paints an intimate picture of each capital punishment case and the characters involved.

This is the third episode in the series and goes on air tonight Tuesday.

It features the execution case of IRA man from Dundalk, Richard Goss for his part in a pre-dawn raid by Gardaí and army personnel at a farmhouse in Oghill County Longford in July 1941.

Two army officers were seriously wounded during the violent gunfight, but they survived.

Goss is one of only two men executed by the State for a non-murder crime.

The first episode in the series features the execution case of farm labourer James Myles for the murder of an Ardee father and son, gunned down in their own home in Ardee bog in February 1924. In the aftermath of the Civil War county Louth was regarded as one of the areas of the country that was still in a state of general lawlessness.

Cattle rustling was regarded as one of the main problems.