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Thread #162272   Message #3861193
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Ryan
16-Jun-17 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Sean O Farrell,
Subject: RE: Folklore: Sean O Farrell,

As I'm sure you know, the song was first published in Thomas Davis's newspaper The Nation. It's extremely unlikely that Casey would have used a real name in a known revolutionary publication. Incidentally, there's no relevant comment in The Reliques of John K Casey (Leo) , of which I have a copy.