DESCRIPTION: Carroll is sentenced and hung in Wexford. He had "fought the Saxon foemen by Slaney's glancing wave" and now "the silent churchyard blossom blooms softly over him."
AUTHOR: John Keegan Casey (1846-1870)
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: rebellion execution trial memorial patriotic Ireland
1798 - Wexford Rebellion
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 17, "Carroll Ban" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: I do not know if "Carroll Ban" refers to an historic person. - BS
I believe it does, given the nature of John Keegan Casey's work (he also wrote "The Rising of the Moon"). But I can't find a 1798 hero named "Carroll." Perhaps it's a code name? - RBW
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