“The Clonmel Flood”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: river commerce ship storm humorous talltale sailor animal
Found in: Ireland


Sprong, loaded with Indian ale, is caught in a heavy storm in the river Suir, grounds in Duckett Street, and floats in Church Lane. They dump ballast, including Kitty Conroy's pig. They anchor at Hearn's Hotel. The lifeboat crew bring whiskey and stout


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

Cross references


  1. OLochlainn-More 17B, "The Clonmel Flood" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9776
  3. BI, OLcM017B