Rifles of the I.R.A. (song)

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"Rifles of the I.R.A."
GenreIrish folk
Songwriter(s)Dominic Behan

"Rifles of the I.R.A." is an English-language folk song. The song is associated with the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Many references are made in the song to events in Irish history such as the execution of Irish republican Kevin Barry, the Easter Rising and the Burning of Cork.[1]


Artists and groups who have recorded the song include:


  1. ^ "Rifles Of The I.R.A. lyrics and chords". Irish folk songs.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)