Cultivating the friendship of John Daly and his wife, who lived at Clonbrack in Queen’s County, 25-year-old Joseph Taylor had an ulterior motive. It wasn’t long before he began to have an affair with Daly’s wife Mary, and on the night of JUNE 17th, 1902, the couple’s son was shocked to see his father being attacked by Taylor, watched calmly by his mother.

Taylor was standing over his victim, kicking him viciously. Then Daly was dragged into a field where his corpse was found later.

Tried and convicted, Joseph Taylor was hanged by William Billington at Kilkenny Prison on January 7th, 1903.