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’