“The Dreadful Massacre of Sixmilebridge”

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

Description

"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.

Notes

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

Historical references

References

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