“The Irish Spree”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1901 (O'Conor)
Keywords: violence homicide drink fire police transportation


The boys and girls go to Patsy Murphy's restaurant. A fight starts followed by a fire. A policeman has his head split. Soldiers are called, 16 are dead: warrants are issued for murder and robbery. "I set sail for Australia in the morning"



  1. O'Conor, p. 80, "The Irish Spree" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon080