Absolutely authentic accoutn of material for Drama in 3 Acts -
Scene - Johnstown Village - Meath
Time - 1798 (1st act)
1798. Act 1. On the eve of the fatal battle of Tara there was a consignment of porter from Murphy's Brewery at Navan on its way to Dublin. (Murphy afterwards lived and his descendants still live at Kilcarn Park.) When passing Tara, it was freely distributed among the croppies assembled there (some say it was sent purposely to them.) Adter that they fell an easy prey to the "Red Coats".
Act II - 1860
James Coyle Johnsntown. Locally known as "Jippy" Coyle joined the Crusaders to help Pope Pius IX against the Garibaldi who invaded the Papal State.
Poor Jippy not being very steady was sent home from Ancona
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