Aughalee Heroes, The

DESCRIPTION: Orangemen from County Antrim march from Portadown to Lurgan celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. They are greeted like heroes "that soon made the rebels subdue." At Aughalee the brandy flows with toasts to the boys or King William.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Hayward-UlsterSongsAndBalladsOfTheTownAndCountry); mid-19C? (Zimmerman-SongsOfIrishRebellion)
KEYWORDS: pride Ireland political
July 1 or 12, 1690 (Old Style or New Style dates) - Battle of the Boyne. William III defeats the forces of James II to firmly establish his control of Ireland
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Zimmerman-SongsOfIrishRebellion 98, "The Aughalee Heroes" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Hayward-UlsterSongsAndBalladsOfTheTownAndCountry, pp. 127-128, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text)
Smyth/Bush/Long-OrangeLark 23, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Graham-TheOrangeSongster, p. 10, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6546
Robert Cinnamond, "The Aghalee Heroes" (on Voice08); "Aghaloe Heroes" (on IRRCinnamond01)
cf. "The Battle of the Boyne (I)" (subject: The Battle of the Boyne) and references there
File: Zimm098

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