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Fr. John Murphy Of Boolavogue
By Eddie Dawson
May 6, 2008

View Of The Kitchen Furniture

Close Up Of The Dresser

The Fireplace

The Bed

Bedroom Table

Center Top Mass Stone Used By Fr .Murphy

Bottle Found By Local Man And Presented To The Center

The Lodge That Can Accommodate Two

The Pig Sty

The Cow House

The Dairy

The Forge

The Forge

This Monument Stands At The Place Where Fr John Murphy Was Captured In Castlemore Near Tullow, Co. Carlow Where He Was Excuted The Same Day

At Boolavogue as the sun was setting
O'er the bright May meadows of Shelmalier
A rebel hand set the heather blazing
and brought the neighbours from far and near

Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack
Spurred up the rock with a warning cry:
"Arm! Arm!" he cried, "For I've come to lead you
for Ireland's freedom we'll fight or die!"

He lead us on against the coming soldiers
And the cowardly Yeomen we put to flight
'Twas at the Harrow the boys of Wexford
Showed Bookey's regiment how men could fight

Look out for hirelings, King George of England
Search every kingdom where breathes a slave
For Father Murphy of County Wexford
Sweeps o'er the land like a mighty wave

We took Camolin and Enniscorthy
And Wexford storming drove out our foes
'Twas at Slieve Coilte our pikes were reeking
With the crimson blood of the beaten Yeos

At Tubberneering and Ballyellis
Full many a Hessian lay in his gore
Ah! Father Murphy had aid come over
The Green Flag floated from shore to shore!

At Vinegar Hill, O'er the pleasant Slaney
Our heroes vainly stood back to back
and the Yeos at Tullow took Father Murphy
and burnt his body upon a rack

God grant you glory, brave Father Murphy
And open Heaven to all your men
the cause that called you may call tomorrow
in another fight for the Green again

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