DESCRIPTION: "Two thousand men for Ireland, on splendid Slievenamon." They are a sign to every village and to Irish in America and "every clime." They put to shame "the blushless recreant." Push on "till every mountain in the land be manned like Slievenamon!"
AUTHOR: Dr. Campion (source: Moylan)
EARLIEST DATE: 2000 (Moylan)
KEYWORDS: rebellion battle Ireland nonballad patriotic
July 23, 1798 - General Sir Charles Asgill attacks and disperses United Irishmen on Sliabh na mBan Mountain, Tipperary (source: Moylan)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Moylan 105, "Slievenamon" (1 text)
cf. "Sliabh na mBan" (subject)
NOTES [54 words]: This event is obscure enough that I couldn't find mention of it in any of the Irish histories I checked. It was just one of those skirmishes that took place after the 1798 rising had largely collapsed. The one thing that's certain is that the brutal Asgill would not have stopped while there was a live enemy left to kill. - RBW
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