The Cabbage Garden Girl | Episode 5


In September 1928, the body of a teenage girl was found lying in a cabbage garden in Duncummin, Emly in County Tipperary.

The subsequent inquest deemed there to have been nothing suspicious about her death concluding that she had been gored by a cow; however, four months later, events took a dramatic turn when a suspect was arrested and charged with her murder.

Following a trial, held in 1929, the judge in his summing up, concluded that ‘on the whole, it was a strange and mysterious case’.

The series is written and produced by well-known radio documentary producer, Tom Hurley, tells the story of the discovery of a teenage girl’s body in Emly, Co. Tipperary in 1929.

Episode 5 starts on Day 2 of the trial for murder as the accused takes the stand.

You can also listen back to previous episodes.