Re-interment Of Harry Gleeson, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a sense of shame and deep sadness that we learned of the wrongful conviction and the subsequent execution by hanging, on Wednesday 23rd April 1941, of Mr Henry (Harry) Gleeson, Galbertstown, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Marlhill, New Inn, Co.Tipperary.

The immediate family and extended relatives of the late Mr Gleeson, now rejoice in announcing the final homecoming of his remains to his native townsland of Galbertstown, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Having languished for eighty-three years in an unmarked grave in Mountjoy Prison, most wrongly convicted, and having been executed for a murder in which he had neither hand act or part; Mr Gleeson’s remains may soon finally rest in peace, having been declared a totally innocent man.
Betrayed by the very system of law, which should have protected him, it has since fallen to others to restore his good name and bring him back home to finally rest.

Requiescat in Pace.

Re-interment Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Gleeson will be received into the former Cistercian Monastery Abbey at Holycross, Thurles at 1:30pm, to repose for Requiem Mass at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon next, July 7th, followed by re-interment immediately afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For those persons who are unable to attend the re-interment service for Mr Gleeson, same can be viewed streamed live online, HERE.

The extended Gleeson family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time, and have made arrangements for those persons wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

May his innocent soul now enjoy the happiness of Heaven knowing that truth and justice has finally prevailed.


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