School: Presentation Monaster, Ceann tSáile

Cionn tSáile, Co. Chorcaí
J. K. O' Connor
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0319, Page 254

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  1. Bony was a hero in the eyes of our forefathers. Up to thirty years ago one could hear people singing the "Bonny Bunch of Roses, O!"
    After 1815 growing destitution evictions and seizures of cattle caused the spread of secret societies and agrarian disturbances of various kinds. Here in Kinsale these societies were called Barley Reapers
    Here is a fragment of a ballad about them.
    In Ballinacubby we first broke out
    In sweet Comoge we made a rout
    And on Pipers' Hill* we were found out
    Hurrah for the Barley Reapers
    *Pipers' Hill now called Winters Hill
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. gníomhairí (~1)
      1. daoine
        1. cumainn rúnda (~18)
          1. Buachaillí Bána (~74)