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1798 Rebellion

One Crown Murder Among Many

Remember them and don’t forget, Who in Ninety Eight there died, Murdered by troops of the British Crown, On orders, for which …

There They Lie Where They Died

At Drumkeeran there is a mass grave of troops who died on the march with Humbert in 1798. To see how the Irish treat our own, taking homes for banks profits instead of landlords, we often ask, was all the fighting worth it at all?

Rebel Asleep

Pondering the sleeping rebels who fled after defeat at Ballinamuck in 1798 who sought refuge in Edenmore Bog

Betrayal of the Brothers Grimes

In the wake of the 1798 Rebellion, the brothers Grimes, all of whom were executed by the British, were betrayed by a …

Reflections on Orange Day

As the Orange Day celebrations passed off without much incident in the North of Ireland, an unprecedented event happened “in Connaught” as …

Horsemen Awaited at Bunlahy

Background – Sean Mac Eoin told of a Tracey family related to him that had two brothers in the fight at Granard, …

The Turn Oot Remembered By Both Sides

Men of Eireann, forbidden oaths swearing Blood to shed for freedoms cause Bards songs sung of brave rebels from cart handles hung …

Ill Go Where Im Sent

Invitation received: all were excited Again their friends where they are twinned they would meet Its not a junket: this, this is …

Walking Edenmore Bog

Across this moor in fear they fled As marched their comrades were in the roads below The lucky were their comrades dead …

Comrades Stood as Comrades Should

Comrades stood as comrades should For each other, for cause to fight Man to man, as heros can To fall is noble …

Real Heros Never Boast, Being Dead

Silent they lie, neath clay, the slain… Speak not of deeds done, but remain In history, names unknown, Of battles fought, for …

Killala Man, Remembered

He never went home. We know not his name… A man from Mayo… we pass where he sleeps, He who died for …

The Death of Betsy Gray

Oh, Erin mourns a daughter Who was tragically cut away A Scot of Ulster who for Ireland Was killed one fateful day …

In Stone, Should His Name Be Set

Carve his name, place in stone each letter, To do so… now it is the time… The call, a campaign to start, …

The Curse of a Bride Jilted

In Scottish fashion to be wed Hugh Mc Kee to the Tavern did go And all were assembled there Bar the bride …

To March They Had No Need

Not all Protestants have a need for Orangism, though there is a face that is not as bigoted as what is presented …

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