THE MORNING STAR AND CATHOLIC MESSENGER 21ST JUNE 1868 P3
Two men, named Thomas Green and Michael Flynn, house painters, were recently arrested on a charge of illegal drilling, near Ennis. At petty sessions evidence was given by the police that on Sunday night May 10th, they met a party of men marching two deep, with a fiddler in front playing a tune.
Such words as ‘forward’, ‘keep the step’, and ‘mind your wheeling at the cross’, were used. One by the name of Hogan appeared to be the captain.
A witness was procured for the defense to prove that the men were merely returning from a dance and had brought a fiddler with them.