Paid O'Donoghue

DESCRIPTION: Anti-rebel forces range through Meath. Young Currogha smith Paid O'Donoghue forges rebel pike-heads. He is betrayed, taken and forced, before execution, to shoe the yeoman captain's horse. He kills the captain with his hammer and escapes on the horse
AUTHOR: Patrick Archer (1861-1919) (source: Moylan)
EARLIEST DATE: 2000 (Moylan)
KEYWORDS: rebellion betrayal escape death recitation horse
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1798 - Irish rebellion against British rule
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Moylan 59, "Paid O'Donoghue" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: Moyl059

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