Blarismoor Tragedy, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, Lord, grant me direction To sing this foul transaction... Late done at Blarismoor." Three Irishmen are accused, and offered pardon and promotion if they list their accomplices. They refuse and are executed
AUTHOR: James Garland (d. c.1842) (source: Moylan)
EARLIEST DATE: 1897 (P.W. Joyce finds it in _The Weekly Nation_, according to Moylan)
KEYWORDS: Ireland rebellion trial crime execution
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
May 17, 1797 - The Blarismoor Tragedy
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
PGalvin, pp. 86-87, "The Blarismoor Tragedy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Moylan 47, "The Blarismoor Tragedy" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, BLARISMOOR

Roud #13386
NOTES: Moylan has a long note, quoting Madden, describing the event.
The ballad is recorded on one of the CD's issued around the time of the bicentenial of the 1798 Irish Rebellion. See:
Jim McFarland, "The Blarismoor Tragedy" (on "The Croppy's Complaint," Craft Recordings CRCD03 (1998); Terry Moylan notes) - BS
File: PGa086

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