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The Battle of Crossbarry: ... 'Who Piped Old Ireland Free'

They sought to wipe the column out,

From east to west, from north to south,

“Till at Crossbarry’s bloody rout

They woke from their day dreaming

Though ten to one they were that day

Our boys were victors in the fray,

And over the hills we marched…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 10, 2017 at 10:30am — 11 Comments


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Tom Barry: 'We May Have Great Men, But We’ll Never Have Better'

When it came to the grand plan of how the Irish, with their meager resources, could defeat the forces of the greatest empire on earth in the Irish War of Independence, Michael Collins was the great architect who drew up the “flying column” blue print. But no matter how great the architect, other men have to take that…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 31, 2016 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

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