Dreadful Massacre of Sixmilebridge, The
DESCRIPTION: "Upon the 21st day of July, Those fine young youths were compell'd to die, In Sixmilebridge, in the County Clare, To see the elections was what brought them there." An Orange troop attacked the crowd with musket and bayonet.
EARLIEST DATE: 1852 (Zimmermann)
KEYWORDS: violence homicide Ireland lament political
May 21, 1852 - "Seven people were killed in an election riot at Sixmilebridge" (source: Zimmermann)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Zimmermann 62, "A Lament Written on the Dreadful Massacre of Sixmilebridge" (1 text)
NOTES: Zimmermann: "Several soldiers were found guilty of wilful murder." - BS
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