Twenty Men from Dublin Town
DESCRIPTION: Twenty men from Dublin join Michael Dwyer to fight the redcoats and avenge the death of Wolfe Tone.
AUTHOR: Arthur Griffith (1871-1922) (source: Moylan)
EARLIEST DATE: 2000 (Moylan)
KEYWORDS: rebellion Ireland nonballad patriotic
1798 - Irish rebellion against British rule
Nov 10, 1798 - Wolfe Tone (1763-1798) condemned to execution; he cuts his own throat to avoid hanging as a criminal (his request to face a firing squad had been denied)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Moylan 147, "Twenty Men from Dublin Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Michael Dwyer (I)" (subject of Michael Dwyer) and references there
cf. "The Shan Van Voght" (subject of Wolfe Tone)
NOTES [94 words]: For the history of Michael Dwyer, who held out as a rebel for about five years before surrendering to the British, see the notes to Michael Dwyer (I)" or Michael Dwyer (II)." Wolfe Tone's part in the 1798 rebellion is covered in "The Shan Van Voght."
Arthur Griffith was the founder of Sinn Fein, the party that eventually led Ireland to (approximate) independence; after the foundation of the Irish Free State, he became the first head of state, dying in that office in no small part because of the pressures of trying to head a state suffering a civil war. - RBW
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