Scoil: An Gleantán, Lombardstown

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An Gleanntán, Co. Chorcaí
Múinteoir:
Tomás Ó Colmáin

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There was a battle fought on Brittas Height, which is about a half-mile on the Glantane side of Lombardstown station. At that time the English soldiers were fighting the Whiteboys in Ireland. An officer and some men of a regiment of English soldiers who were stationed near Glantane, dressed as Whiteboys, hoping to meet some "rebels" as they called them. When the Englishmen in uniform met those in civilian dress they thought they were the Whiteboys, attacked them and killed one of their own officers named George Bon-Lowe.
Here is one verse of a song as regards this battle, but I could not get anymore of the song:-
"Though Lowe was a fine man,
And kind to his members,
Chester laid him low
On the high road of Brittas;
And there he lay all night
Bleeding in his breeches".

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