“The Maid of Magheracloon”


The singer complains that the man who courted her on the hills of Magheraclon, "behind yon hawthorn tree," no longer courts her. "Oh he's not to blame, the fault's my own ... I gave my love to another young man." Now she is broken-hearted.


Magheracloon is a parish in County Monaghan.

Morton-Maguire: "The song seems to be very well known in Co. Fermanagh." - BS


  1. Morton-Ulster 21, "The Maid of Magheracloon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Morton-Maguire 6, pp. 9,102,157, "The Maid of Magheracloon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #2486
  4. BI, MorU021


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1970 (Morton-Ulster)
Found in: Ireland