“Shane Crossagh”


Squire Staples sets out to take Shane Crossagh, once a plowboy but now an outlaw "for the wearin' o' the green." Crossagh -- helped by his hound, who destroys the pursuing dogs -- escapes across the Roe. (Shane later is able to take revenge on Staples.)

Cross references


  1. SHenry H97, pp. 130-131, "Shane Crossagh" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13373
  3. BI, HHH097


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: outlaw manhunt escape dog
Found in: Ireland