“Tom O'Neill”


A rich girl tries to convince Tom O'Neill to leave the priesthood and marry her. When he refuses, she claims that Tom got her pregnant. He is sentenced to transportation. He is reprieved when another man admits he fathered the child for money


  • Bodleian, Harding B 26(189), "Father Tom O'Neale," J. Moore (Belfast), 1846-1852; also 2806 b.11(240), "Father Tom O'Neale"; Harding B 26(574), "The Rev'd Father Tom O'Neil"


  1. Laws Q25, "Tom O'Neill"
  2. Creighton-NovaScotia 87, "Tom O'Neil" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. O'Conor, pp. 8-9, "Father Tom O'Neil" (1 text)
  4. McBride 29, "Father Tom O'Neill" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. DT 534, TOMONEIL
  6. Roud #1013
  7. BI, LQ25


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1853 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 26(189))
Found in: Canada(Mar) Ireland