Neesy O'Haughan

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Neesy O'Haughan
Born 1691
County Antrim, Ireland
Died 1720
Three Rivers Gallows, County Antrim, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Other names Neesy O'Haughan , Ness O'Haughan, Nessie O'Haughan, Naoise O'Haughan
Occupation highwayman

Naoise O'Haughan (Irish: Naoise Ó hEocháin,[1]), also known as Neesy, Ness and Nessie (1691–1720) was a highwayman in County Antrim, Ireland in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

The wild rolling hills of Antrim - Divis and Black Mountain - provided an ideal environment for O'Haughan. He is said to have hidden in caves at the Hatchet Field on the Black Mountain West of Belfast, before he was captured and hanged at 'The Three Sisters', the gallows green, near Carrickfergus Castle in 1720.