“The Condemned Men for the Phoenix Park Murders”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966 (Zimmermann)
Keywords: execution homicide trial Ireland political
Found in: Ireland


"On the evidence of a notorious wretch Far worse than they have been, Those men they are condemned to die" "Counsels for the Crown ... have well succeeded in their plan ... For basely British gold" Carey is cursed as "the cause of all this woe"


Zimmermann p. 62: "The Phoenix Park murders and their judicial sequels struck the popular imagination and were a gold-mine for ballad-writers: some thirty songs were issued on this subject, which was the last great cause to be so extensively commented upon in broadside ballads."

Zimmermann pp. 28 and 63 are fragments; broadside Bodleian Harding B 26(364) is the basis for the description. - BS

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  1. Zimmermann, pp. 28,63, "Lines Written on the Condemned Men for the Phoenix Park Murders" (2 fragments)
  2. BI, BrdCMPPM