“The Aughalee Heroes”


Orangemen from County Antrim march from Portadown to Lurgan celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. They are greeted like heroes "that soon made the rebels subdue." At Aughalee the brandy flows with toasts to the boys or King William.

Historical references

  • July 1 or 12, 1690 (Old Style or New Style dates) - Battle of the Boyne. William III defeats the forces of James II to firmly establish his control of Ireland

Cross references


  • Robert Cinnamond, "The Aghalee Heroes" (on Voice08); "Aghaloe Heroes" (on IRRCinnamond01)


  1. Zimmermann 98, "The Aughalee Heroes" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Hayward-Ulster, pp. 127-128, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text)
  3. OrangeLark 23, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Graham, p. 10, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Roud #6546
  6. BI, Zimm098


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster); mid-19C? (Zimmermann)
Keywords: pride Ireland political
Found in: Ireland