“Pat Brady”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 b.10(15))
Keywords: rebellion battle death execution Ireland lament patriotic
Found in: Ireland


Pat Brady's father is taken prisoner and hanged without any crime. Pat vows revenge. He takes part in the rebellion at Gorey, Wicklow, New Ross, and Vinegar Hill, is taken in Rathangan, and condemned to hang for high treason.

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  1. OLochlainn 53A, "The Lamentations of Patrick Brady" or "The Heroes of Ninety-Eight" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Moylan 67, "The Lamentation of Patrick Brady" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3071
  4. BI, OLoc053A