The Story of Noon’s Hole

The Story of Noon’s Hole

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Details

Location

Boho

Year

1964

Date

Production 01/06/1964

Length

03min 09sec

Audio

silent, sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Charles Witherspoon climbs up out of Noon’s Hole to interview Patrick McConnell who knows the story of Dominic Noon, a Ribbonman, who was a revolutionary turned informer, murdered and tossed down the hole c. 1826.  

 

Noon’s Hole lies about 5 km northwest of the centre of Boho, in the townland of Old Barr in the parish of Devenish, County Fermanagh. It is 81m deep and Noon's body was found at a depth of 190 feet (58 m) and retrieved. The body was then carried to a chapel for a wake but local people blocked the doorway preventing entrance. The murderers of Noon were never caught despite the offer of a £100 reward.  

 

Credits

An Ulster Television Programme.

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