They took Sir Roger home again in the year of sixty five [2], The monument was erected in 1966 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landing. I mean to free my countrymen A decision was taken by the 1966 Banna Strand committee to deliberately omit the name of the "third man" from the monument because, following his capture, he turned "King's evidence." to lonely Banna Strand. They buried him in British soil

On the lonely Banna Strand.
(Scroll down to News: German Seamen Arrive for 1916 Commemoration), Coordinates: 52°21′30″N 9°50′12″W / 52.3582°N 9.8368°W / 52.3582; -9.8368. It features sand dunes along its entire length which rise up to 12 metres (40 ft). "Banna Strand" (also known as "The Lonely Banna Strand" - "The Ballad of Roger Casement" is a different song) is an Irish rebel song about the failed transport of arms into Ireland for use in the Easter Rising. “I’m dying for my country” Authorship of the song is unknown.

He said with his last breath, The sod was turned, for the construction of the monument, by Florrie Monteith, the daughter of Robert Monteith. Said he: “I’m Roger Casement, I came to my native land, I mean to free my countrymen On the lonely Banna Strand. from the shores of Banna Strand. they must be dead; Historically, Banna Strand is associated with Roger Casement who was captured on 21 April 1916, having landed from a German U-Boat. on lonely Banna Strand.' Said they: “You are our foe”, to lonely Banna Strand. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOtq7aTA8hk, Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Banna_Strand_(song)&oldid=965259467, Articles needing additional references from June 2007, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 June 2020, at 09:19. A motor-car was dashing through the early morning gloom. On the lonely Banna Strand. Casement was involved in an attempt to land arms for Irish Republicans from the German vessel the Aud. They found him at McKenna's Fort, said they: 'You are our foe.' They could not give the signal now Said he “I am no traitor”, A monument for Casement and another man, Robert Monteith, stands near the dunes with the inscription: "At a spot on Banna beach adjacent to here Roger Casement - Humanitarian & Irish revolutionary leader - Robert Monteith & a third man came ashore from a German submarine on Good Friday morning 21 April 1916 in furthering the cause of Irish freedom. And with his comrades of ’16 A German boat was seen to float outside of Carrahane. They took Sir Roger prisoner,
But his trial he had to stand, were hunting for Sir Roger high and low,

Banna Beach Hotel was located nearby until it closed in 2002 and was replaced by the Banna Beach Leisure centre. The R.I.C. were hunting And the wild waves sing his Requiem As they sailed for Queenstown Harbour, said the Germans: 'We're undone And sailed for London town, 'With twenty thousand rifles, all ready for to land.' That they led him to his death, They took Sir Roger prisoner and they sailed for London Town, The mountains of the Dingle Peninsula can be seen on the south west horizon. Banna Strand (unknown author). And in the Tower they laid him, His last fond wish it fulfilled for to lay in his native land

And the waves will roll in peace again 'On the twenty first of April, good Friday at the dawn. "Banna Strand" (also known as "The Lonely Banna Strand" - "The Ballad of Roger Casement" is a different song) is an Irish rebel song about the failed transport of arms into Ireland for use in the Easter Rising. 1966 interview with Raimund Weisbach, captain of U19 in 1916. Banna Strand, (Gaeilge: Trá na Beannaí) also known as Banna Beach, is situated in Tralee Bay. No German boot shall e'er pollute

Florrie was also the author of a biography of her father that was entitled "The Mystery Man of Banna Strand.". on lonely Banna Strand. I came to my native land, for bringing German rifles The final verse was written by Derek Warfield of the Wolfe Tones in 1965 when Roger Casement's remains were finally returned to Ireland. His last fond wish, it is fulfilled To the lonely Banna Strand. Authorship of the song is unknown. This popular ballad is sung throughout Ireland, in respect of the memory of Roger Casement, a hero of the 1916 Rising. In peace and tranquil lies, Many residents from Tralee make a trip to Banna Strand on the warmest summer days. They took Sir Roger home again

It is an Atlantic Ocean beach extending from Ballyheigue Beach at the Blackrock in the North to Barrow Beach at its southern edge, located in County Kerry. It is located approximately 12 km (7 mi) north west of Tralee. Now the R.I.C. A sudden crash, and in the sea, they went to meet their doom Where in the Tow'r they laid him, as a traitor to the Crown. Up came a British ship and spoke, 'No Germans reach the shore;

For Sir Roger high and low, On the lonely Banna Strand. The German ship was lying there, with rifles in galore. And the wild waves sing his requiem

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the lonely Banna Strand.' From RTÉ Archives.

Said he: 'I'm Roger Casement, here upon my native land, In the year of ’65, So in a boat he pulled ashore ‘Twas in an English prison I meant to free my countrymen The British have us vanquish'd: man for man and gun for gun. And waiting for a signal He's buried in a prison yard, far from his native land Casement was involved in an attempt to land arms for Irish Republicans from the German vessel the Aud. Horizon Radio, a Kerry radio station from the 1980s, was located in Banna. 1966 interview with Raimund Weisbach, captain of U19 in 1916. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Banna_Strand&oldid=957191143, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 May 2020, at 14:56. We've twenty thousand rifles here, that never will reach land. And with his comrades of sixteen in peace and tranquil lies


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