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Thread #5701 Message #1691356
Posted By: Declan
12-Mar-06 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: White, Orange and Green
Subject: RE: White, orange and green
Just Googled Tom Ashe and got some extra information.
He survived the battle in Ashbourne and was imprisoned. He was involved in a hunger strike in Mountjoy prison. Attempts were made ti force feed the prisoners and Tomn Ashe was taken to a nearby hospital where he died in September 1917. So there may be a possibility that the flag was being used in all parts of the coutry by then.
Found nothing other than the song to link Tom Ashe to Tipperary. He was apparently born in Kerry and educated in Waterford.