Location: All county, especially north-east and Borris area.
MCN reflects admiration for a hero-martyr as well as anger at the treatment meted out to Kevin Barry just before his execution. Being from the south of the county, this shows the…
Lonely and cold in Rathanna there lies
In that old-fashioned churchyard a grave
And ‘neath the sod so deep, taking his last, long sleep
Lies a patriot lonely and brave.
For he died for his land, with his rifle in hand
And his face turned…