New political song, the whiskey candidate for parliament. And his sup-porters.
Dedicated to the lovers of the drink slavery. Air -"The Limerick Lasses." /
Text of song [with references to Home Rule, Daniel O'Connell, Henry Grattan, Brian Boru and Fr. Mathew] printed underneath image on sheet - first line reads: "One day midst dream sublime, within his bar room heated, about election time a publican was seated...". Portrait of a man [probably Charles Stewart Parnell], depicted holding a bottle of beer in his right hand who says "Let Erin remember a few years ago ere coercion acts had bound us when on a Sunday we all on the drink could go and the joys of whisky crown'd us"; he is seated on a barrel with the words "Porter and whiskey the only "industry" left to flourish in Ireland" which is carried on a rack by supporters past the pub called 'The Irish House' [built in 1870 at the corner of Winetavern Street and Wood Quay in Dublin, which was a building embellished by stuccodores Burnet and Comerford, where the building’s facade represented iconographical scenes from Irish history and myth and was surrmounted by round towers]. A crown is dangled over his head [Parnell was known as the "Uncrowned King of Ireland"]. The men in the crowd around him carry banners with statements such as "The men of Ireland want more whiskey and less law", "Hurruu for the publicans the men who have contributed to the learning, piety & industrry of Ireland" and "Rum Rule for Ireland".
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[Dublin : s.n., ca. 1880?].
Formerly held at NLI call number PD HP (1870) 1.
Physical description: 1 print : planographic ; image 27.8 x 31.8 cm., sheet 43 x 33.5 cm..
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