“Going to Clonakilty the Other Day”


The singer "was going to Clonakilty" and met "Dan and Miley ... and Gerry Connors and his hair." They step into a pub: "we'll fix it here." At the end the singer still has a fiver and claims someone should not brag, having been "born in the wagon"


Jim Carroll's notes to IRTravellers01: "One of numerous pieces made up by Travellers concerning a small incident among themselves ... the details of which are probably long forgotten, leaving only a handful of verses."

I assume "being born in the wagon" is equivalent to being a Traveller. - BS


  • Mary Delaney, "Going to Clonakilty the Other Day" (on IRTravellers01)


  1. Roud #16694
  2. BI, RcGtCtOD


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1985 (IRTravellers01)
Keywords: drink money hair
Found in: Ireland