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Dunlavin’s Central Role in Prolonging the1798 Rebellion

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Full title: The Longest Rebellion: the Dunlavin massacre, Michael Dwyer and West Wicklow 1797-1803

Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor

Item Type / Page count: Book / 204p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Small World Publishing / 2 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

About: This book, by local author Chris Lawlor, examines events related to the 1798 rebellion in the context of the massacre at Dunlavin Green. He looks at the background to the rebellion, the local factors at play and the effect that the massacre had in prolonging rebellious activities. In particular, he reviews the role of Michael Dwyer who spearheaded resistance from his base in the Wicklow mountains.

ID number(s): 9780955463426

Chapters: Acknowledgements – List of abbreviations — Introduction – Place: examines the pivotal position and strategic importance of the Dunlavin area within West Wicklow and neighbouring County Kildare – Time: explains political developments in America, France and Ireland that impacted on the Dunlavin region – Melting pot: analyses the complex social and political world of West Wicklow in the 1790s – Terror: details the violent times and terror tactics used in the Dunlavin region immediately prior to the 1798 rebellion – Massacre: chronicles the events of the 24 May 1798 in Dunlavin, when over forty men were executed – Aftermath: evaluates the effect of the Dunlavin massacre in the context of the wider rebellion and the insurgent career of Michael Dwyer – Resistance: concentrates on the guerrilla war waged by Michael Dwyer and his followers in the Wicklow Mountains from 1798 to 1803 – Conclusion – Map of West Wicklow –

Appendices: (1) Dunlavin Green ballads: The Ballad of Dunlavin Green — A Lamentation on the Heroes who Were Shot on Dunlavin Green — Dunlavin Green (2) The executed men: Yeomen Saundersgrove Corps — Yeomen Narraghmore Corps – Non-Yeomen from the area – Other Lists and Names (3) Ballads about Michael Dwyer: The Three Flowers – On Captain Dwyer – The Outlaw’s Bride – On An Escape of Dwyer – Michael Dwyer – The Ballad of Michael Dwyer (4) Courts Martial records – (5) Letters from Kilmainham Gaol – (6) Commemoration – (7) Michael Dwyer, the Wicklow chief – (8) The Ancient Briton Regiment – (9) The Judge, a short story about Dunlavin – (10) Interview with the author — Bibliography.

Extra #1: Includes several black & white photographs, maps, and illustrations.

Extra #2: Includes the words of several ballads and poems on people and events of the time.

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #5: View background information about this book via the Dunlavin District Forum website .


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