“Sweet River Suir”


The river most deserving of praise is the Suir. The river "has the most devinest aspect" and the best navigators. Its shores have the most melodious bulls. "Its meandering banks so transparent pure; It far surpasses mugs, jugs, and glasses"


"The River Suir rises in the Devils Bit Mountains [North Tipperary] and flows through the limestone country of South Tipperary and North Waterford" (source: South East [Ireland] Tourism site). For other songs about the river see "The Clonmel Flood," "The Wreck of the Avondale," "The Wreck of the Gwendoline," and "Rare Clonmel." - BS


  1. OLochlainn-More 84A, "Sweet River Suir" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OLcM084A


Author: Phil Smith
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Found in: Ireland