“The Pup from Claodach”


Irish and English. The borrowed pup was so badly treated, poorly fed, homesick, and unhappy that it broke its chain and ran home, crossing "those bleak and barren ranges of Claodach"


OCanainn: [The song] "concerns a pup that was loaned to the McCarthys of Claodach, which is just over the [Cork] county bounds.... It seems that the animal was not well treated by the McCarthys and both they and Claodach come in for a fair amount of criticism in the song." - BS


  1. OCanainn, pp. 94-95, "Pup from Claodach, The" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OCan094


Author: Sean Eoin O Suilleabhain (source: OCanainn)
Earliest date: 1978 (OCanainn)
Found in: Ireland