Boolavogue

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Boolavogue

Buaile Mhaodhóg
Village
Boolavogue is located in Ireland
Boolavogue
Boolavogue
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°33′18″N 6°25′12″W / 52.555°N 6.42°W / 52.555; -6.42Coordinates: 52°33′18″N 6°25′12″W / 52.555°N 6.42°W / 52.555; -6.42
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Wexford
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Urban
9,538
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceT064462

Boolavogue, also spelt Boolavoge or Boleyvogue (Irish: Buaile Mhaodhóg),[1] is a village 12 km northeast of Enniscorthy in County Wexford, Ireland. It is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns.

Boolavogue church.

It has given its name to "Boolavogue", a famous Irish ballad commemorating the Irish Rebellion of 1798, when the local parish priest Father John Murphy led his parishioners into battle on 26 May 1798. The Wexford insurgents were eventually defeated at the Battle of Vinegar Hill on 21 June. Father Murphy and the other rebel leaders were executed. Fr Murphy was hanged, then decapitated, his corpse burnt in a barrel of tar and his head placed on a spike as a warning to other rebels, many of whom nevertheless fought on for up to five years afterwards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buaile Mhaodhóg". Logainm. Retrieved 12 February 2020.

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