72 - The Missing Postman: Larry Griffin

Jul 19, 03:30 AM
On Christmas Day, 1929, postman Larry Griffen went to work in the small village of Stradbally, Co Waterford. As he called into homes with the post, he was thanked with tips and a few drinks. That night, Larry never made it home. His bike was found abandoned in the middle of the road.

A conspiracy of silence kept the truth of what happened to Larry Griffin from his family, and still does to this day.

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Theme Music:

Quinn’s Song: The Dance Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Additional Music:   Allemande (Sting) by Wahneta Meixsell. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Sources:

Fachtna Ó'Drisceoil, The Missing Postman: What Really Happened to Larry Griffin? (Cork: Mercer Press, 2011) Find it here

“A Missing Postman” in The Belfast News-Letter (28 December 1929) p. 5. 

“Sensational developments in postman's case” in The Waterford Standard (8 February 1930) p. 1. 

“The Waterford mystery: ten people again brought before district justice” in The Evening Herald (14 February 1930) p. 1, 4. 

“Further developments in missing postman case” in The Waterford Standard (15 February 1930) p. 1, 4, 5. 

“Still no trace: search for the Waterford postman” in The Evening Herald (20 February 1930) p. 1. 

“The Waterford mystery: ten accused people again before district justice” in The Evening Herald (21 February 1930) p. 1, 3. 

“Police on new clue” in The Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal (1 March 1930) p. 5. 

“Feverish anxiety: guards search for body in Waterford” in The Evening Herald (5 March 1930) p. 10. 

“Alleged threats: Echo of the Waterford Mystery Case” in The Evening Herald (2 May 1930) p. 5. 

“Five libel actions: court sequel to missing Waterford postman case” in The Evening Herald (14 July 1930) p. 1. 

“Case for defence: libel action against cork newspaper” in The Evening Herald (17 July 1930) p. 1, 5. 

“The Stradbally libel actions: £1,740 damages awarded against Waterford newspaper” , The Waterford Standard (19 July 1930) p. 6-8. 

“Story of threats: Waterford postman mystery recalled” in The Evening Herald (2 December 1930) p 4. 

“Body not found: Co. Waterford Mystery deepens” in The Evening Herald (30 January 1930) p. 6. 

“Waterford Mystery: Bad weather holds up search of mine” in The Evening Herald (1 February 1930) p. 1 . 

“The missing postman: New Phase of Stradbally Mystery” in The Evening Herald (9 May 1930) p. 5. 

“Missing postman: Bishop's reference to 'awful affair'” in The Evening Herald (14 June 1930) p. 5. 

“Search in mine: further efforts to clear up Stradbally Mystery” in The Evening Herald (17 June 1930) p.1. 

CSÍ – The Missing Postman RTÉ One, broadcast 5 October 2009.