School: An Drom Clochach (B.)

Location:
Dromclogh, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Pártholán Ó Ruadhacháin

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The Moonlighters

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0408, Page 104

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Shaun Foran was a farmer who lived in Shrownoun. He was boycotted because he grabbed his neighbour's farm of land. The neighbour was evicted for some silly cause. Foran was threatened several times by the moonlighters to give up the land. He was shot because he refused.
This is a song that was composed at the time:
Ye all know Shaun Foran
who lived in Shrownoun.
He got a sad death coming from Tralee town.
When down from Castleisland
two Moonlighter strolled.
And laid him in a corps in the groves of Mountcoal.
He fell from the car and his
head met the road.
An Micheal the Perjurer
began to roar
Oh Father, Oh Father for

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Informant
Mrs Foley
Gender
female
Age
74
Address
Mountcoal, Co. Kerry
Language
English