A theory about the name “The Galtee Mountain Rangers”
Hello! I was listening to one of my favorite tunes "The Galtee Mountain Rangers".
I’ve also been researching the Irish War for Independence, and I noticed something "The Galtee Mountain Rangers" could be another name or a nickname for a flying column in the third Tipperary Brigade. Now I’m fully aware that this tune is also known as Callaghan’s reel and that this name predates the name "The Galtee Mountain Rangers" by quite some time. Is it possible this tune could have been sort of re-purposed to commemorate a specific flying column or perhaps even the whole of the Third Tipperary Brigade during the war?