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For the song, see Boolavogue (song).
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
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Wexford
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 9,538
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference T064462

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 May 26, 1798. The Wexford insurgents were eventually defeated at the Battle of Vinegar Hill on June 21. Father Murphy and the other rebel leaders were killed. 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.

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Boolavogue - Anthony Kearns

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Boolavogue - Brian Roebuck

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Boolavogue - Roy Buckley The Lord Mayors Commuinity Heritage Concert October 2010.

Boolavogue

Boolavogue.

Flying Column - Boulavogue

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Eire Nuá RFB - Boolavogue - 12th August 2007 Pearse Jordan

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Davy Spillane - Boolavogue (Buaile Mhaodhog)

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2 news items

 
Enniscorthy Guardian
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:14:44 -0700

The itinerary has a strong 1798 element to it, with trips to Boolavogue and Vinegar Hill on the timetable. However, a night at the greyhound track in the Ross Road is sure to be a highlight, followed by a singing session at the nearby home of host ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:06:39 -0700

Heffernan went on to land a double and he needed no help from the stewards after springing clear three furlongs out on the Robbie Hennessy-trained Magnetic Force (16-1) in the Boolavogue Handicap. The grey was chased hard by Little Stampy, but had ...
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