The rapparee

This name arose in the 17th C. when the Penal Laws were in place in Ireland.  Irregular or guerilla action against the English was fairly constant and continued throughout the 18th C.  Rapparee meant an irregular soldier or freebooter – a lawless adventurer or outlaw.


January 2004 Captain Right – The Rightboy movement and the Tithe Wars which described the exploits of an O’Donoghue rapparee
April 2015 Captain Right – The Rightboy Movement of the late 18th century

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Are there more O’Donoghue rapparees out there?


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