Valley of Knockanure (II), The

DESCRIPTION: "You may sing and speak of Easter week and the heroes of ninety-eight" but nothing was said about Knockanure. Dalton, Walshe, and Lyons are killed by the Black and Tans. Dalton's mother wishes she could kiss him before burying him.
AUTHOR: Bryan McMahon (source: Tunney-SongsThunder)
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Tunney-SongsThunder)
KEYWORDS: battle rebellion execution patriotic IRA
May 12, 1921 - A troop of Black and Tans capture and shoot Lyons, Walsh and Dalton in Gortaglanna, Knockanure, County Kerry. (source: the Moyvane site)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Tunney-SongsThunder, pp. 46-48, "The Valley of Knockanure" (1 text)

Roud #9761
cf. "The Valley of Knockanure (I)" (subject) and references there
NOTES [51 words]: The first line is a reference to songs: "Who fears to speak of Ninety-Eight?" from John Kells Ingram's "The Memory of the Dead," and the 1916 song "Who fears to speak of Easter Week?" - BS
For background on this song, and the confusions about authorship, see the notes to "The Valley of Knockanure (I)." - RBW
File: TST046

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