“The Behy Eviction”


"The Cavan Urban Council sent the Sheriff for to take possession of the engine house that stands by Behey Lake." Joe, who "had always pumped a good supply," is evicted. The man driving the engine declares Cavan will have water only if Joe is brought back


OLochlainn-More: "A Cavan song taken from a ballad slip forty years ago recording an event probably still (1965) remembered in Behey, a townland near Killeshandra, Co. Cahan." My description omits the part played by the Orange vs Green conflict and eviction for the benefit of "grabbers." - BS


  1. OLochlainn-More 90, "The Behy Eviction" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OLcM090


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