List of songs about Tipperary

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

  • "Cill Chais" - a lament related to the family at Kilcash Castle.[1]
  • "The Bansha Peeler"[1]
  • "Éamonn an Chnoic" - about Éamonn Ó Riain, an Irish aristocrat who lived in County Tipperary from 1670 to 1724 and became a rapparee.[2]
  • "Fair Clonmel"
  • "Flynn of Ballinure"
  • "Galtee Mountain Boy"
  • "The Glen of Aherlow" (also known as "Patrick Sheehan") - based on the true story of a young ex-soldier from the Glen of Aherlow named Patrick Sheehan who was blinded at the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • "Goodbye Mick (Leaving Tipperary)" - recorded by P.J. Murrihy and by Ryan's Fancy[3]
  • "The Hills Of Killenaule" - music by Liam O’Donnell and lyrics by Davy Cormack, both from Killenaule
  • "Michael Hogan"
  • "Munster Hurling Final"
  • "My Old Tipperary Home"
  • "Seán Treacy" - ballad about Seán Treacy, leader of the Third Tipperary Brigade, IRA, who was killed in Dublin in 1920[4]
  • "She Lived Beside The Anner"[1]
  • "Slievenamon" - one of the best-known Tipperary songs, written by Charles Kickham[5]
  • "Sliabh na mBan" - an Irish-language song composed by Michéal O Longáin of Carrignavar and translated by Seamus Ennis, about the massacre in July 1798 of a party of Tipperary insurgents at Carrigmoclear on the slopes of Slievenamon[6][7]
  • "Strolling Through Tipperary"
  • "Streets of Mulllinahone"
  • "Tipperary Hills For Me"
  • "The Tipperary Christening"
  • "Tipperary Far Away"[4]
  • "Tipperary" - a love song written in 1907 by Leo Curley, James M. Fulton and J. Fred Helf.
  • "The Station of Knocklong"[4]
  • "Shanagolden" - written by Seán McCarthy. Recorded by Connie Foley, among others.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Dick Hogan, Songs of Tipperary
  2. ^
  3. ^ Walton, Martin. Treasury of Irish Songs and Ballads. Dublin: Walton's Music. 
  4. ^ a b c Desmond Ryan: Sean Treacy and the 3rd Tipperary Brigade (see Appendix). The Kerryman, Tralee, 1945.
  5. ^ Dr. Mark F. Ryan,Fenian Memories, Edited by T.F. O'Sullivan, M. H. Gill & Son, LTD, Dublin, 1945
  6. ^ Terry Moylan (Ed.): The Age of Revolution in the Irish Song Tradition, 1776 to 1815
  7. ^ Tom Munnelly's notes to 1978 recording by Al O'Donnell on the Leader label
  8. ^ LP: Connie Foley Sings Ireland's Favourite Ballads