Author: Paul Jennings (source: OLochlainn-More)
Earliest date: 1959 (first published in _The Observer,_ according to OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: dancing drink music Ireland humorous reunion
Found in: Ireland


The singer escapes the world to head for Ballymackleduff. The friends of his youth meet him. They have a wonderful time at places with improbable names. The factories are all shut, the bars open, with kissing and dancing. "Why did I stay away so long?"


OLochlainn-More 46A is headed by the note "Ballymackleduff, Derryfubble, Benburb.--Address of subscriber in N. Ireland Telephone Directory." An explanatory note at the end is "A skit on Ulster place names ...." - BS


  1. OLochlainn-More 46A, "Ballyburbling" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OLCM046A