“The Wreck of the Gwendoline”


The singer is cabin-boy on the Clonmel river boat Gwendoline. A storm comes up and they run aground. They walk ashore and go home by "ass an' car" Twenty horses pull her out of the weeds "but never more, by sea or shore, Will sail the Gwendoline"


Clonmel, South Tipperary, is on the river Suir. - BS

Cross references


  1. OLochlainn-More, pp. 257-258, "The Wreck of the Gwendoline" (1 text)
  2. BI, OLcM257


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