Requiem for the Croppies
DESCRIPTION: "The pockets of our greatcoats full of barley," the croppies fought with pikes and would "stampede cattle into infantry." "Until, on Vinegar Hill, the fatal conclave.... And in August the barley grew up out of the grave"
AUTHOR: Seamus Heaney (1939-) (source: Moylan)
EARLIEST DATE: 2000 (Moylan)
KEYWORDS: rebellion battle death burial
June 21, 1798 - The Wexford rebels are defeated at Vinegar Hill
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Moylan 141, "Requiem for the Croppies" (1 text)
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