Written by Paddy McGuigan of The Barleycorn and first released on their album "Live At The Embankment" in 1972. The only other recorded version I have heard is that by Kathleen Largey on her album "The Price of Justice".
On the 21st of May 1994, Martin Doherty helped to organise a function for the Sinn Feiin P.O.W. Dept. which involved him doing security on The Widow Scallan's pub in Dublin's Pearse Street. Sometime during the function Martin sensed that something wasn't right, went out onto the street and was faced by a loyalist death squad. He challenged them, forcing them to abandon a partially primed 18lb bomb in the stairwell. They shot him through the heart and again as he fell dying to the ground. But for Martin's heroic action that night many lives would have been lost had the loyalist death squad succeeded in detonating the bomb. This tribute to Oglach Martin Doherty was written by M.McNally.
Beautiful ballad written in the early 70's by Phil Coulter about the effects of "The Troubles" on his hometown of Derry.
Remembering in song some of the gallant men and women of Oglaigh na h'Eireann who paid the supreme sacrifice during the most recent phase of the nationalist struggle to rid Ireland from 800 years of british misrule and oppression. Written by Damian Quinn of "Justice" with last verse added by Padraig Mor.
More commonly known as "The Legend", written by Dan Hannon from New York City after he had listened to Nelson Mandela speak at the Yankee Stadium following his release from prison in 1991. The song title and lyrics are as the original written by Dan.