In message "CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List." David Conlin writes:
> BTW, what I have is from "The Rising of the Moon" by the Clancy
> Brothers and Tommy Makem. The song mentions several people by
> name. Were they fictitious? Followers of Emmet? Any information
> is appreciated.
Well...like who are they? Thomas Russell, John Sweetman, Sam Neilson, Arthur
O'Connor? These were fellow prisoners. Myles Byrne and Jimmie Hope were
veterans of the 1798 rebellion (BTW there was a big battle on the Hill of Tara
and it was not permitted to bury the fallen rebels. However the local villagers
carried major figures off the field at night and buried them near the ruins of a
monastery with a tall tower called Donaghmore. The doorway for the towe is
twelve feet off the ground...a defense measure I suppose. And there's no top on
the tower..so the ocal joke is that they built the walls but then they
But I digest..or digress....anyway who are these characters David?
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