1834.  Erin Mavourneen-Erin go Brágh, Protestant Meeting in Bandon, Co. Cork.

At first instance it might appear strange that phrase in Irish would raise a cheer at a Protestant Meeting with a strong tinge of Orange.   However in the early 19th century there was a body of  Irish Protestant opinion that they were the true inheritor of Ireland’s traditions.  The reference to demagogues is to Daniel O’Connell.

A touch from later of the tangled loyalties of Bandon Protestants come up later in Sam Birds memoir, he wrote as ‘Brian Boru’

https://durrushistory.com/2016/01/23/memoir-of-sam-bird-bandon-aand-belding-michigan-usa-from-the-1870s-his-fathers-fondness-for-a-glass-of-grog-at-night-the-old-irish-church-the-kings-james-bible-translated-from-irish-shooti/

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