“The Lay of Oliver Gogarty”

Author: William Dawson (source: OLochlainn-More)
Earliest date: 1960 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: abduction escape patriotic doctor police IRA
Found in: Ireland


Senator and doctor Oliver St John Gogarty is asked at home by a lady in a Rolls-Royce to make a house call for a sick man. In the car he is abducted by rebel "masked ruffians" but escapes to the safety of the Civic Guard

Historical references


  1. OLochlainn-More 16, "The Lay of Oliver Gogarty" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OLcM016