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Day of the Rope Mass

  • 17 Jun 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Old Jail Museum



Please join with our brothers from District 7 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, as we commemorate the Day of the Rope, marking the 146th anniversary of the execution of the Molly Maguires on June 21, 1877 in Mauch Chunk, (now Jim Thorpe) PA.  On that day in June, in the Carbon County prison, four men, Alec Campbell, John “Yellow Jack” Donahue, Michael Doyle and Edward Kelly were simultaneously hanged, prosecuted by the Coal Mine attorneys and convicted by the Coal Mine’s Judge.  The only thing provided by the County was the jail.

On that same day in 1877, another six men faced the same fate at Pottsville in Schuylkill County. They were James Boyle, James Carroll, Thomas Duffy, Hugh McGeehan, Thomas Munley and James Roarity.

In commemoration of the events, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated under the gallows in the Old Jail Museum at 10:00 am, in remembrance of those who were unjustly executed.  A reception will follow at Immaculate Conception Church.

For additional information on the Molly Maguires click the link below:

History of the Molly Maguires

For additional information on the Old Jail Museum click the link below:

The Old Jail Museum

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Tir na n'Og, Division 1, Lehigh County PA is a non-profit organization, registered with the Pennsylvania State Department.

P.O. Box 461, Whitehall, PA  18052

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