John Kelly of Killanne


John Kelly of Killanne

John Kelly (Kelly of Killanne) (died 21 June 1798) was a United Irish leader who fought in the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

While Kelly was obviously well known to rebel and loyalist alike during the short duration of the Wexford rising, almost nothing is known of him outside this time. He was one of the leaders of the rebel victory at the Battle of Three Rocks which led to the capture of Wexford town but was later seriously wounded while leading a rebel column at the Battle of New Ross. He was moved to Wexford to recuperate but was dragged from his bed and hanged by British soldiers who allegedly decapitated his corpse and kicked his head through the streets following the fall of Wexford on 21 June 1798.

Ballad

His exploits are commemorated in the famous Irish ballad "Kelly of Killanne" written by Patrick Joseph McCall (1861-1919). McCall also wrote the ballads "Boolavogue" and "Follow Me up to Carlow".

External links

* [http://www.iol.ie/~98com/leaders.htm Leaders of 1798]
* [http://www.btinternet.com/~Patrick.Devlin/irishmidi/kellytheboyfromkillane.htm words of the ballad with music]
* [http://www.pearsecom.com/Ireland/rebelsongs/kellykillane.htm words of the ballad with explanation of background]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • John Kelly of Killanne — († 21. Juli 1798) spielte eine bedeutende Rolle in der Irischen Rebellion von 1798. Er war einer der Führer, der durch die Schlacht von Three Rocks die Stadt Wexford einnahm. Bei der Schlacht von New Ross wurde er schwer verletzt und zog… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Kelly — or Jack Kelly is the name of: People * John Kelly of Killanne (died 1798), leader of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 in Wexford * John Kelly (U.S. politician) (1822 ndash;1886), politician in Tammany Hall, U.S. Representative from New York (1855… …   Wikipedia

  • John Kelly — ist der Name folgender Personen: John Kelly of Killanne († 1798), Anführer der Irischen Rebellion von 1798 in Wexford John Forrest Kelly (1859–1922), US amerikanischer Erfinder John D. Kelly (1871–1936), britischer Flottenadmiral, Kommandant der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kelly (Name) — Kelly ist ein Vor und Familienname, vor allem im englischsprachigen Raum. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der Nachname Kelly ist etymologisch irischer Herkunft und ist in Irland der zweithäufigste Name (nach Murphy). Später wurde er auch zum Vornamen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Ke — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 1798 — Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11 day slower Julian calendar). Events of 1798 January June * January 22 A… …   Wikipedia

  • Bagenal Harvey — (died 28 June 1798) was a lawyer and a commander of the United Irishmen in the Battle of New Ross during the 1798 Rebellion.A Protestant known for his liberal principles and a supporter of emancipation, Harvey was arrested at his home on 26 May… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Irish ballads — The following are often sung Irish folk ballads. The songs are arranged by theme under two main categories of Political and Not Political and are not necessarily contemporary to the events to which they relate.Songs may fit into more than one… …   Wikipedia

  • History of County Wexford — Infobox Irish Place name = County Wexford gaeilge = Contae Loch Garman crest motto = Exemplar Hiberniae map area = 2,352 km² county town = Wexford code = WX population = 131,615 census yr = 2006 province = Leinster web = www.wexford.ie |County… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Warren Darley — (1873 1929) was an Irish Fiddle player, composer, music teacher and examiner as well as a traditional music archivist.Arthur Warren Darley was born in Dun laoghaire and first lived in Silchester Road. He was a grandnephew of poet George Darley.… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.