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Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy

GUEST,Evelyn 08 Aug 06 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,weerover 10 Aug 06 - 09:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST,Evelyn
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 10:21 AM

I've searched everywhere for the lyrics of an old Irish song called 'The Boys of Galmoy'. It was written for the 6 Galmoy men who were executed for the murder of John Marum, in the early 1800's I think. Galmoy is in County Kilkenny, Ireland.
any help would be much appreciated, go raibh maith agat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 09:42 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 09:52 AM

"The book, Six Years in Galmoy, tells the story of the killing at Knockshinraw, Galmoy in 1824 of John Marum, and the hanging of six men for the murder."

Song lyrics not easy to find. Keep the thread 'up there' and maybe someone will have the lyrics readily available. I'm wondering if the song title is correct. Are you sure of it, Evelyn?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 09:56 AM

"
A NEW book which has just been published tells the story of an event that happened on the Laois-Kilkenny border in 1824. Entitled Six years in Galmoy, the book covers a series of terrible events in Galmoy and surrounding areas, from 1819 to 1824, which culminated in the hanging that took place on the hill of Knockshinraw, overlooking the Rathdowney road.

The book is the work of Pádraig " Macháin, who lives in Crosspatrick with his wife Joan and their six children. A total of fourteen killings took place between Durrow, Cullahill, Johnstown, Urlingford and Errill, during the period in question, and the book also recounts the tragic story of the killing by the police of Mary Delaney at the Fair of Bawn in 1822.


Six years in Galmoy, lays out the history of violence in the Galmoy-Rathdowney area, and also the background of poverty, oppression and evictions that lay beneath these terrible events. The killing of John Marum, a Catholic landholder in Moneynamuck and Rathpatrick, is central to this. John Marum was brother of the Bishop of Ossory, and therefore a high-profile Catholic. His murder sent shockwaves through the Protestant Establishment and the Catholic middle-class, and the authorities were determined that someone should suffer for the crime, whether guilty or innocent.


The brutality of the authorities was always present, and the use by the police of paid agents who tried to get people to admit to crimes they did not commit, were features of the story. Two of the witnesses who gave evidence against the men at their trial were teenagers, and were coerced by emotional torture into giving evidence against the men. The people of Galmoy were unforgiving, however, AND A BALLAD COMPOSED AT THE TIME [emphasis added] records their anger and frustration."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 10:14 AM

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, March 25, 1824

Interesting article here about the killing of John Marum.

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:Nu4dzISB2GoJ:www.irelandoldnews.com/Galway/1824/MAR.html+Bishop+of+Ossory,+%22john+marum%22&h

Scroll down about 2/3 of the way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 10:26 AM

Is it possible for anyone in Ireland to access the book at a library and see if more info is given about the ballad spoken of in "Six years in Galmoy"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 13 Aug 06 - 10:01 AM

refresh - anyone?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: Peace
Date: 13 Aug 06 - 05:23 PM

I have an e-mail off to the author of the book. However, I have to await a reply, and he may be a very busy man.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST,Evelyn
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 07:17 AM

Thanks for your help on this everyone. I'm going to contact the local radio station here in Kilkenny and see if they'll put out a request on air for the lyrics.
I'm fairly certain of the ballad title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: Peace
Date: 21 Aug 06 - 10:26 PM

FYI, I have still had no response to the e-mail I sent. I look every few days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST,Kathie
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 08:48 AM

pmachain@celt.dias.ie

The above email address is for the author of the book. He gave me permission to give it to you. He published the lyrics to this along with the music.

Kathie, Southport, NC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 20 Nov 08 - 12:44 PM

There's a mention of in a (field?) recording made by Ken Goldstein HERE

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Nov 08 - 02:42 PM

Here's a bibliographic description copied from here:

Ó Macháin, Pádraig, 'The Boys of Galmoy' in Six Years in Galmoy: Rural Unrest in County Kilkenny 1819 – 1824, Pádraig Ó Macháin ed., The Poddle Press, Dublin 2007, pp. 181–6. ISBN 978 0 9524260 3 5 (pb.), pp. 181–6

And here's the listing at WorldCat.org, which might help you find the book in a library near you (or at Amazon.com).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST,Mel
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 07:05 AM

Those of you who have been requesting the lyrics of 'the boys of galmoy', can you please contact me at melmoriarty@eircom.net and I will send you the lyrics. Mel >>>


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 17 - 11:26 AM

I have the book at home in Australia and can send in the lyrics when I get home at the end of July
Ann_marum@iinet.net.au


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boys of Galmoy
From: michaelr
Date: 01 Jul 17 - 03:42 PM

Guest Ann, please post the lyrics here. Thanks!


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