“Carroll Ban”


Carroll is sentenced and hung in Wexford. He had "fought the Saxon foemen by Slaney's glancing wave" and now "the silent churchyard blossom blooms softly over him."


I do not know if "Carroll Ban" refers to an historic person. - BS

I believe it does, given the nature of John Keegan Casey's work (he also wrote "The Rising of the Moon"). But I can't find a 1798 hero named "Carroll." Perhaps it's a code name? - RBW

Historical references

  • 1798 - Wexford Rebellion


  1. Lehr/Best 17, "Carroll Ban" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe017


Author: John Keegan Casey (1846-1870)
Earliest date: 1978 (Lehr/Best)
Found in: Canada(Newf)