“My Far Down Cailin Ban”


Sean meets a lass who invites him "'longside the Cailin Ban" in her cart. She invites him in to meet her father and have tea. Her father falls asleep. He slips his arm around her waist. He has travelled over Erin's Isle and has never seen such a beauty


Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan: The author was "described in his publicity as 'Shaun O'Nolan, The Wicklow Piper.' The protagonist is a piper named Sean going from Donegal to Tandagree. Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan: "Irish geography does not seem to have been a strong point with him, for when he wrote that couple in the ass and cart jog along from Donegal to Tandragee in County Armagh he can hardly have been aware that the distance involved is over ninety miles!" - BS


  1. Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 36, "My Far Down Cailin Ban" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5231
  3. BI, RcMFDCBa


Author: Shaun O'Nolan (1871-1945) (source: Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
Earliest date: 1975 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
Found in: Ireland