Croppy Biddy Don’t Lie Down
Full title: Bridget ‘Croppy Biddy’ Dolan: Wicklow’s anti-heroine of 1798
Creator / Author: Ruan O’Donnell
Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 25pp
When Published: 1998
Publisher / Place of Publication: Four Courts Press / Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.
Parent Publication [book]: The Women of 1798 / edited by Dáire Keogh and Nicholas Furlong / 208pp
About: This book chapter (pp. 87-112) looks at the role played by ‘informant’ Bridget Dolan in the conviction of several United Irishmen for anti-government activities in the Wicklow area. The most high-profile trial that she was associated with was that of William ‘Billy’ Byrne of Ballymanus, which led to Byrne’s execution. The author explores the circumstances of the demonisation of Bridget Dolan whom he refers to as “one of the most interesting women to participate in the rebellion and its aftermath”.
ID number(s): 1851823587 / 185182359X
WW Connection #1: Bridget ‘Croppy Biddy’ Dolan was born and lived in Carnew in South West Wicklow in 1777.
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