List of songs about Clare

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This is a list of songs about County Clare, Ireland.

  • "Adventures of an Amorous Tailor" - written by Miko Guthrie.
  • "The Ambush at Rineen" - about an ambush carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on 22 September 1920, during the Irish War of Independence.[1]
  • "Are Ye Right There Michael?" - about the West Clare Railway, written by Percy French.[2]
  • "The Banner Dream" - written by Pat Cooksey
  • "The Banner Roar" - composed after Clare won the Munster hurling championship in 1995
  • "The Cattle Drive of Doolin"
  • "Clahane Doimhin"
  • "Crowe’s Bridge"
  • "Ennistymon, The Town of the Cascades"
  • "Ennistymon in the County Clare" - written by Fr. Cawley, curate in the parish at the time and a local man, Michael Clair[3]
  • "The Famous Faha Sports" - song about a local sports day, written by Miko Guthrie with extra verses added by Breandán Higgins of Lahinch. Recorded by Shaskeen and Sean O'Sé with The Turloughmore Céilí Band[4]
  • "The Five Pilots Of Kilbaha" - about the village of Kilbaha.[2]
  • "Farewell To Lissycasey" - about the village of Lissycasey.[2]
  • "From Clare to Here" - written by Ralph McTell and recorded by The Fureys
  • "The Green Hills of Clare" - a traditional song[5]
  • "My Heart's Tonight In Ireland (In The Sweet County Clare)" - written and recorded by Andy Irvine
  • "The Hillside of Beenvane" - written by Miko Guthrie.
  • "The Iron Men from Quilty" - describing the rescue by Quilty fishermen of the crew of a stricken French ship.[6]
  • "Lisdoonvarna" - written and recorded by Christy Moore
  • "Mac and Shanahan" - a West Clare song recorded by Tim Dennehy.[7]
  • "The Music And County Clare" - by P. J. Murrihy
  • "My Lovely Rose of Clare" - recorded by Paddy Reilly and Foster and Allen, among others.
  • "The Scarriff Martyrs" - about four young men shot by Auxiliaries on Killaloe Bridge on 16 November 1920.[8]
  • "Seán a Flop’s Dance"
  • "Tadhg O hEaghráin" - written by Tadhg O hEaghráin himself in the 1950s.[9]
  • "The Trial of P. Arkins" - attributed to Mrs Nora Considine (née Murphy), Kilshanny (1903).[10]
  • "We Were There" - written by Pat Cooksey

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Raids and Ambushes - Rineen Ambush (Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue)". Clare Library. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Dick Hogan, Songs of Clare
  3. ^ Clare Library
  4. ^ Sean O'Sé with The Turloughmore Ceili Band: The Green Road. April 2009
  5. ^ Pat Cooksey web site
  6. ^ Clare Journal, 7 October 1907
  7. ^ "A Thimbleful of Song" Sceilig Records SRCD001
  8. ^ Clare Library
  9. ^ Clare Library
  10. ^ Clare Library