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Croppy Biddy Don’t Lie Down

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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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Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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Sing a Song of Rebellion

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Full title: Ballads and Poems of the Wicklow Rebellion 1798

Creator / Author: Ruán O’Donnell & Henry Cairns (editors).

Item Type / Page count: Book / 104p

When Published: 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Kestrel Books / Bray, Co. Wicklow

About: This book, published on the two-hundredth anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion, collects ballads and poems commemorating the event as it related to Wicklow and some neighbouring counties.

ID number(s): 1900505606 / 9781900505604

Chapters: William Byrne of Ballymanus (4 pieces) — Joseph Holt (3 pieces) —Michael Dwyer (9 pieces) — Anne Devlin (3 pieces) — 1798 in Wicklow (6 pieces) – Reflections of 1798 (15 pieces) — Appendices.

Extra #1: includes lyrics of 40 ballads and poems.

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Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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