Arrah-na-Pogue

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Full Title: Arrah-na-Pogue or The Wicklow Wedding

Author: Dion Boucicault. 

Published: New York, 1865

Description: This dime novel is an adaptation of the critically-acclaimed play of the same name by Dion Boucicault. Also known as The Wicklow Wedding, the play follows the story of lovers Shaun the Post and Arrah Meelish, also known as “Arrah-na-Pogue” which means “Arrah of the kiss.” The two are sucked into the ongoing conflict of the 1798 Irish Rebellion and must face accusations of sedition and robbery while also protecting a leader of the rebellion named Beamish Mac Cool.