“Pat O'Reilly”


Pat O'Reilly intends to go to America, make a fortune, and return to Tyrone. Pat promises to marry Ann McCormick when he returns. She has him arrested and lies at the trial. He is condemned to "die on the gallows tree"


  1. Peacock, pp. 159-160, "Pat O'Reilly" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. O'Conor p. 35, "Patrick Reilly" (1 text)
  3. Dean, pp. 7-8, "Patrick Riley" (1 text)
  4. Roud #5494
  5. BI, Pea159


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1901 (O'Conor)
Found in: Canada(Newf) Ireland US(MW)