“Twenty Men from Dublin Town”


Twenty men from Dublin join Michael Dwyer to fight the redcoats and avenge the death of Wolfe Tone.


For the history of Michael Dwyer, who held out as a rebel for about five years before surrendering to the British, see the notes to Michael Dwyer (I)" or Michael Dwyer (II)." Wolfe Tone's part in the 1798 rebellion is covered in "The Shan Van Voght."

Arthur Griffith was the founder of Sinn Fein, the party that eventually led Ireland to (approximate) independence; after the foundation of the Irish Free State, he became the first head of state, dying in that office in no small part because of the pressures of trying to head a state suffering a civil war. - RBW

Historical references

  • 1798 - Irish rebellion against British rule
  • Nov 10, 1798 - Wolfe Tone (1763-1798) condemned to execution; he cuts his own throat to avoid hanging as a criminal (his request to face a firing squad had been denied)

Cross references


  1. Moylan 147, "Twenty Men from Dublin Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Moyl147


Author: Arthur Griffith (1871-1922) (source: Moylan)
Earliest date: 2000 (Moylan)