Butchered at Loughgall in 1641

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All the news about the Loughgall attack by the IRA in 1987 has reminded me of a report about Loughgall in 1641.

I will quote from the book ‘History of the Irish Presbyterian Church,’ by the Rev T Hamilton DD, published 1887.

Page: “300 Protestant men, women and children at Loughgall, stripped naked and driven into the church, the doors locked, and fierce men, like wolves or tigers than human beings, let loose upon them daily, to kill and outrage as they pleased, of women broiled on hot gridirons, and men ‘hanged twice or thrice till half dead,’ then let down and butchered.”

Joe Kyle, Cullybackey

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