Dolly's Brae (II)
DESCRIPTION: "Ribbon-knaves" attacked a July 12 Orange parade with "murderous volleys." The Orangemen "quenched the Popish brand which death-fires would have lighted." Afterwards Orangemen are attacked but "ten hundred Paypishes [are knocked] right over Dolly's Brae"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Hayward-UlsterSongsAndBalladsOfTheTownAndCountry)
KEYWORDS: violence Ireland political
July 12, 1848 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae, County Down, and divert an Orangemen's march.
July 12, 1849 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae but the Orangemen would not be diverted. At least thirty Catholics are killed in the fight. No Orangemen are hit. (source: Zimmermann)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hayward-UlsterSongsAndBalladsOfTheTownAndCountry, pp. 120-121, "Dolly's Brae" (1 text)
cf. "Dolly's Brae (I)" (subject) and references there
NOTES [18 words]: For background on Dolly's Brae, and other songs on party fights, see the notes to "Dolly's Brae (I)." - (RBW, BS)
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