Last Killing Of A Priest At A Mass Rock
Priest & Mass RockThe last killing of a priest at a Mass Rock took place at Inse an tSagairt, near Bonane, County Kerry in the year 1829.

A local woman, who ran a shebeen at Glengarriff, reputedly conspired with five local men to kill the priest and split the £45 bounty among themselves. After capturing the priest during Mass, beheading him inside a house at Killowen near Kenmare, and bringing his severed head to Cork City, the six conspirators learned that Catholic Emancipation had just been signed into law and that no reward would be given.

In frustration, the six priest hunters threw the severed head into the River Lee.