“Cork's Own Town (II)”


Cork excels London, Paris, Milan, and Constantinople. Cork's localities and specialies are described: Victoria Park's trees, Fishamble-lane's food, Paradise for "the saint and the sinner," .... We have "the Polis to keep us from drinkin' and fightin'"


Broadside Bodleian 2806 c.8(8) is the basis for the description.

One line should be useful in dating the text: "May the names of our Council and Mayor shine resplendent, In the Portable Gas of the new company." "Portable Gas" companies condensed oil gas into liquid; for example, London Portable Gas Company was chartered in 1827 (source: Privy Council Office site) - BS

Cross references


  • Bodleian, 2806 c.8(8), "A new and favourite song on 'Cork's own town'" ("They may talk about London, Paris and Milau[sic] ..."), Haly (Cork), 19C


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 19C (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.8(8))