Anthony Daly (Whiteboy)
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Anthony Daly (died 1820) was a native of Rahruddy, a townland west of Loughrea, County Galway, Ireland, and a leader of the local Whiteboy movement. Daly was hanged on the Hill of Seefinn in 1820 for attempted murder.
Samuel Barber composed a significant choral work, "Anthony O Daly", lamenting his death, based on a poem of retribution by Antoine Ó Raifteiri translated by James Stephens in his collection, Reincarnations.
Numerous literary references have been made to Daly, including in John Steinbeck's short nonfiction work The Ghost of Anthony Daly.
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