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Boolavogue, also spelt Boolavoge or Boleyvogue (Irish: Buaile Mhaodhóg), is a village 12 km northeast of Enniscorthy in County Wexford, Ireland. It is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns.
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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And Carolyn Costigan introduces us to Boolavogue. SATURDAY AT WOODBINE. Seffeara put on a stunning show of resolve in the $150,000 Clarendon Stakes. The two-year-old colt led the field around the turn but found himself fourth at the quarter-pole.
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