“Rory of the Hill”

Author: Thomas Walsh (according to broadside Bodleian 2806 b.10(137)) or I. Walsh (according to broadsides Bodleian Firth b.26(102), Bodleian Firth c.26(154) and Bodleian 2806 c.8(278))
Earliest date: 1868 (Zimmermann)
Keywords: emigration return homicide America Ireland


The bold Tip mountaineer" "Rory of the Hill" asks if Scully is dead." Rory tells how Scully and the agent turned him and his mother out. Since then he, like Michael Hayes, shot a landlord or agent. He fled to New York, but has returned to Ireland.

Cross references



  1. Zimmermann 75, "Rory of the Hill" (1 text)
  2. BI, Zimm075