Podcast: The West Cork fairytale that ended in a nightmare

Podcast: The West Cork fairytale that ended in a nightmare

Rebecca Saunders whose husband Martin drowned their little girl, Clarissa and then himself.

A young American found a home she loved between the sea and the mountains in West Cork. A land-obsessed farmer finally found a bride. 

Together, they had a beautiful, smiling child. But the fairytale turned to a nightmare for Rebecca Saunders when her husband Martin drowned their little girl and then himself.

In a haze of grief, she allowed Clarissa to be buried in Martin’s arms in a lonely West Cork graveyard. Eight years after her daughter’s tragic death, Rebecca tells Liz Dunphy their story. 

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