“Requiem for the Croppies”


"The pockets of our greatcoats full of barley," the croppies fought with pikes and would "stampede cattle into infantry." "Until, on Vinegar Hill, the fatal conclave.... And in August the barley grew up out of the grave"

Historical references

  • June 21, 1798 - The Wexford rebels are defeated at Vinegar Hill


  1. Moylan 141, "Requiem for the Croppies" (1 text)
  2. BI, Moyl141


Author: Seamus Heaney (1939-) (source: Moylan)
Earliest date: 2000 (Moylan)