Anniversary Of Ann Devlin
On September 18, 1851, Ann Devlin died at 2 Little Ellow Lane, The Coombe in Dublin. She was was servant to Robert Emmet and loyal to her master and his vision, suffering at Kilmainham Jail as well. No one lesser than Padraic Pearce said about her: "Whenever the name of Robert Emmet is mentioned in history let the name of Ann Devlin never be forgotten."
Patsy has honoured Ann on his album Hearts On Fire and is one of the very few ever to record the Pete St. John ballad by the same name.
Today is perfect to remind you of her and we provide you with the lyrics to the song as well as a short biography.
Pictured is Ann Devlin's grave at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin
Ann Devlin biography & lyrics
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