“The Dreadful Massacre of Sixmilebridge”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1852 (Zimmermann)
Keywords: violence homicide Ireland lament political


"Upon the 21st day of July, Those fine young youths were compell'd to die, In Sixmilebridge, in the County Clare, To see the elections was what brought them there." An Orange troop attacked the crowd with musket and bayonet.


Zimmermann: "Several soldiers were found guilty of wilful murder." - BS

Historical references


  1. Zimmermann 62, "A Lament Written on the Dreadful Massacre of Sixmilebridge" (1 text)
  2. BI, Zimm062