Shan Van Voght (1828), The
DESCRIPTION: "O'Connell gained the day," "Catholic victory is shouted." Vesey Fitgerald and parson Fleury are vexed. "The Bible saints are routed" "Lord Tyrone, we will crack his collar bone, The County Clare will be our own, says the Shan Van Vught"
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Zimmermann)
KEYWORDS: pride Ireland nonballad political
July 1828 - Daniel O'Connell defeats Vessey Fitzgerald as Westminster MP from County Clare.
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Zimmermann 7B, "A New Song Called the Shan Van Vught" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Shan Van Voght" (1848) for Shan Van Voght song on another subject.
cf. "The Battle of Ballycohy" (1828) for Shan Van Voght song on another subject.
cf. "The Shan Van Voght" and references there, including Shan Van Voght broadsides on other subjects.
cf. "Daniel O'Connell (I)" (subject: Daniel O'Connell) and references there
NOTES: "In a symbolic protest against the anti-Catholic oath MPs had to take on entering parliament, O'Connell stands for election in Co. Clare and defeats the liberal protestant incumbent, Vessey Fitzgerald" (source: The McClintock Bunbury Family History and other stories 1800 to 1899 on the Lisnavagh site). - BS
For the career of Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), see e.g. "Daniel O'Connell (I)" and "Daniel O'Connell (II)"; also, for some context on the period, "Fergus O'Connor and Independence." - RBW
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