“The Clonmel Flood”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: river commerce ship storm humorous talltale sailor animal
Found in: Ireland

Description

Sprong, loaded with Indian ale, is caught in a heavy storm in the river Suir, grounds in Duckett Street, and floats in Church Lane. They dump ballast, including Kitty Conroy's pig. They anchor at Hearn's Hotel. The lifeboat crew bring whiskey and stout

Notes

Clonmel, South Tipperary, is on the river Suir. - BS

Cross references

References

  1. OLochlainn-More 17B, "The Clonmel Flood" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9776
  3. BI, OLcM017B