Rebel Songbook C-F
Drumboe Martyrs
Cahir O'Doherty
Castle Of Drumboe
Children Of The Dole
Clare's Dragoons
Come Out Ye Black And Tans
Come To The Bower
Connolly Was There
Croppies Lie Down
Croppy Boy,The
Croppy Boy,The
Croppy Boy,The
Dawning Of The Day
Dear Harp Of My Country
Death Before Revenge
Derry's Streets
Disband The R.U.C.
Drumboe Martyrs
Drumnakilly Ambush,The
Dungannon '57
Dying Rebel,The
Eamon Wright
Erin Go Bragh
Erin's Flag
Ethel Lynch
Extradition Song,The
Faith Of Our Fathers
Fanatic Heart
Father Murphy
Father's Blessing
Fenian Record Player,The
Fenians Escape,The
Fenians From Cahirciveen
Fenians Of The Rock
Fields Of Athenry
Fields Of Athenry
Fighting Men Of Crossmaglen
Fire Of Freedom
Flag Of The Fianna
Foggy Dew,The
Follow Me Up To Carlow
For What Died The Sons Of Róisín
Forever In My Mind
Forgotten Hero
Four Green Fields
Free Joe Now
Free The People
Freedom Walk

Drumboe Martyrs



'Twas  the eve of St.Patrick, at the dawn of the day,

The hills of Tirconnell, lay slumbering and gray.

The first light of morning illumined the sky,

As four Irish heroes were lead forth to die.


They were Enright, O'Donnell and Dawly by name,

From the counties of Cork and from Kerry they came.

While the gallant Stan Larkin from the banks of the Roe

Completes the four martyrs shot dead at Drumboe.


These four Irish soldiers were dragged from their cell,

For months they had suffered the torments of hell.

No mercy they asked from their merciless foe,

And no mercy was shown by the thugs at Drumboe.


Three left their homesteads in Kerry's green vale,

And one came from Derry to fight for the Gael

But instead of true friends they met traitor and foe

And uncoffined were laid in the woods of Drumboe.


The church bells rang out in the cool morning air,

To summon the faithful to penance and prayer.

When a shot from the wild wood brought terror and woe

'Twas the death knell of Dawly, shot dead at Drumboe.


Let Tireconnel ne'er boast of her honour and fame,

All the waters of Finn will not wash out the stain.

While the Foyle and the Swilly continue to flow,

The stain will remain on the woods of Drumboe.