Dream of Dolly's Brae, A
DESCRIPTION: The singer dreams of a July 12, 1849 ambush led by Priest Morgan against "all those heretics who dare to cross the Brae." Orangemen assemble, led by William Beers, and cheer the Queen and their leaders. On meeting gunfire, the Catholics retreat.
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
KEYWORDS: violence Ireland political dream clergy
July 12, 1848 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae, County Down, and divert an Orangemen's march.
July 12, 1849 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae but the Orangemen would not be diverted. At least thirty Catholics are killed in the fight. No Orangemen are hit. (source: Zimmermann)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 124-126, "A Dream of Dolly's Brae" (1 text)
cf. "Dolly's Brae (I)" (subject) and references there
NOTES: For background on Dolly's Brae, and other songs on party fights, see the notes to "Dolly's Brae (I)." - (RBW, BS)
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