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Hanging of a Carlow Boy<br />
Author unknown<br />
Printed in the Nationalist and Leinster Times in 1888
An account of an incident in 1798, another version of 'The Croppy boy'

In Seskin Glen 1798, P.J. McCall.jpg
Location: North-east.
One of many pieces written by McCall about the events of 1798.

James Toole and Miley Carroll.jpg
Location: South Carlow, Myshall area
The men were slain during the Irish civil War in 1922, at Shean, near Myshall. It seems fitting to have both poems side by side.

Kevin Barry 3, Countess Markievicz.jpg
Location: All county, North-east
Countess Markievicz added her voice to the anger and disgust for his treatment, as well as the admiration widely felt for his sacrifice.

Martyrdom of Kevin Barry, MCN, Paddy Lawless (2).MP3
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…

Kevin Barry, O Rennachain.jpg
Location: All county, especially north-east
This is probably the best known song about Kevin Barry. It captures the concept of faith and fatherland, as well as disgust at the treatment he received shortly before his execution.

Kevin Barry, Paddy Berry.MP3
Location: All county, especially north-east
Tony Malone collected this version of the song about Kevin Barry, sung by Wexford singer Paddy Berry

Kevin Barry, P. Widger.jpg
Location: All Carlow, especially north-east
Another of the many pieces in memory of Kevin Barry.

James o'Toole, Margaret O'Toole.MP3
There is sorrow round the sallies now,
For a brave young lad is gone.
The O’Toole’s home is lonely now,
That once was bright and gay.

His mother’s heart is broke
For the loss of a darling son,
And the father he’s bent with grief,…

Tim OTtoole and Miley Carroll, Danny Browne.MP3
Location: South Carlow, Borris
Another song in memory of the Civil War victim, Miley Carroll, of Killedmond.
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