The final resting places of those who died in the Dambres massacre are being identified in a new book by RTE journalist and author of the book, Michael Huddleston.
Speaking to RTE, Huddler said the Dommes had been the last people to see their loved ones alive in the town.
“They’ve been identified by a couple of their friends,” he said.
“It was a very special time for them.
The Domme family were in mourning.
There was a big feeling that the end was coming, they were coming home.”
The book also reveals a story of the Dukes of Brunswick, which Huddlleston said is not known to the public, but which has long been known by historians.
The book, titled The Last of Brunswick: The Forgotten Lives of the People of Dombre, is being published by the University of Ulster’s Department of History and International Studies.
“We’re really pleased that we’re publishing the book,” said Huddling, who has been researching Dombrees for more than 20 years.
“I’m really interested in this town and this history and the people.”
This is not only the history of the people, but the history in the wider context of the whole of the country, the whole country.
“There are a lot of things about the Doms history that we haven’t been able to talk about before.”
The book will really help us to get our finger on that history, to understand that story and to understand why we’ve got the stories we do.
“The Dombars, who were killed in Dombra in 1804, were in a state of mourning, and were not allowed to attend a funeral.
Their remains were interred in a field in Dondarrall, Co Wicklow, in the Irish town of Derry.
The Dukes were buried in the nearby church, and are the last known family of the massacre.
Huddlissons book is the first book to be written on the Domes history, and the first to tell the full story of their lives and the events of 1804.”
My aim is to provide a history of these people in the context of that period, but also to tell their stories and to put it in a very real, physical and physical context,” he explained.”
What happened in Derry is very much a part of their history, but not in a story about Dombras.
“He added that he was interested in the history surrounding the massacre and the role the Daughters played in it.”
In the book I want to tell a story which we do not have a story for.
“A lot of people have heard about the massacre but not as much as we’ve heard about Dommés,” he concluded.