Harry Gleeson’s Remains Found

As a result of the dedication and hard work of Gleeson’s family and the Department of Justice, Gleeson’s remains have been identified in an unmarked grave at Mountjoy Prison. His remains will be returned to his home, Holy Cross, Co Tipperary, so that he may at last rest in peace.  

In 1941, Harry Gleeson was failed by the justice system, leading to false allegations and an unjust hanging.  To exonerate his good name, Gleeson’s family worked diligently alongside the Irish Innocence Project.  

Their combined commitment to justice resulted in Harry Gleeson becoming the first in Irish history to be posthumously pardoned by President Michael D Higgins on April 1, 2015. 

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Published July 3rd, 2024 Written by Sofia Rojas

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