Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Punt Gun, Limerick City Museum

An unusual item seen in Limerick Museum(admission free). Its usage is recalled in the 19th century ballad Kelly the Boy from Killane:
What's the news, what's the news oh my bold Shelmalier
With your long barrelled guns from the sea
Say what wind from the south brings a messenger here
With the hymn of the dawn for the free

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