Patriot Games

£450.00

50cm  x 35cm. Ink and Acrylic on Canvas.

“The Patriot Game” is an Irish ballad with lyrics by Dominic Behan and a melody from the traditional tune “The Merry Month of May”

The song concerns an incident during the Border Campaign launched by the Irish Republican Army during the 1950s….It tells the story of Fergal O’Hanlon, an IRA Volunteer from Ballybay, County Monaghan who was killed at the age of 20 in an attack on Brookeborough Royal Ulster Constabulary barracks in County Fermanagh on 1 January 1957.

“Come all ye young rebels and list while I sing, For love of one’s country is a terrible thing, It banishes fear like the speed of a flame, And it makes you a part of the patriot’s game”

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