“Wedding at Ballyporeen”


The singer asks the muses' help to describe the wedding. The guests are listed. After the ceremony, the great feast is devoured. The bride is nervous; her mother tells her to be happy; she'd marry again if she could. A happy if exaggerated occasion

Same tune

  • Ballinamona Ora (per broadside Bodleian 2806 b.11(38))

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Harding B 17(329b), "Wedding of Ballyporeen," W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Harding B 28(183), Harding B 11(3505), Harding B 11(3506), 2806 b.11(38), Harding B 16(302b), Harding B 11(3964), Harding B 28(183), Harding B 25(2020), "Wedding of Ballyporeen"; Harding B 11(4075), "The Wedding of Ballpoyreen [sic]"


  1. SHenry H93, pp. 72-73, "The Wedding at Ballyporeen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Mackenzie 140, "The Wedding of Ballyporeen" (1 text)
  3. O'Conor, pp. 63-64, "The Wedding of Ballyporeen" (1 text)
  4. Roud #3277
  5. BI, HHH093


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 17(329b))
Found in: Ireland Canada(Mar)