Patrick Joseph McCall – Irish songs of rebellion - Irish Music Daily

Patrick Joseph McCall (1861-1919) was a songwriter and poet most famous for his ballad “Boolavogue”. Born in Dublin, as a young boy McCall spent his holidays in Wexford and he became enamoured with stories and folklore of the 1798 rising set there, providing the inspiration for many ballads and poems, many of which were published for the 1798 centenary celebrations. He was an elected member of the Dublin Corporation, defeating James Connolly in the 1902 election and as a local councillor worked to alleviate poverty.

Writings

Boolavogue

Henry Joy McCracken (1896)

Tone and Napoleon (1897)