Father John Murphy (1753 – 1798)


Father John Murphy was one of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 in Wexford. He has gone down in the history of Ireland as a great hero of the rebellion in 1798, for his sincerity and his willingness to die for his people and country. On May 26th, 1798 Father Murphy of Boolavogue led his parishioners in a victorious
routing over the Camolin Cavalry in the Harrow, a small village near Boolavogue.
The next day, the militia returned to destroy the chapel and homes in Boolavogue. For the next month, the insurgents, known as Pikeman, continued to battle the British
military and their Irish supporters. On June 21st, the Wexford insurgents suffered a major defeat at Vinegar Hill, Co. Wexford but the majority of the insurgents did escaped. They continued to fight for another month.
On July 2nd, Father Murphy was executed at Tullow, Co. Carlow.

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Size: 320mm x 450mm  (12 1/2″ x 17 3/4″Approx.)

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