“Dolly's Brae (II)”


"Ribbon-knaves" attacked a July 12 Orange parade with "murderous volleys." The Orangemen "quenched the Popish brand which death-fires would have lighted." Afterwards Orangemen are attacked but "ten hundred Paypishes [are knocked] right over Dolly's Brae"


For background on Dolly's Brae, and other songs on party fights, see the notes to "Dolly's Brae (I)." - (RBW, BS)

Historical references

  • July 12, 1848 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae, County Down, and divert an Orangemen's march.
  • July 12, 1849 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae but the Orangemen would not be diverted. At least thirty Catholics are killed in the fight. No Orangemen are hit. (source: Zimmermann)

Cross references


  1. Hayward-Ulster, pp. 120-121, "Dolly's Brae" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6544
  3. BI, HayU120


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
Found in: Ireland