“The Maid of Castle Craigh”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1901 (O'Conor)d
Keywords: love war separation return Ireland
Found in: Ireland


When the singer left Ireland to fight in the wars he had loved his "Maid of Castle Craigh" but thought she did not love him. Somehow, in the three years passed, he learned "that I had won thy gentle heart." The war is over and he has returned to her.


  1. OLochlainn-More 72, "The Maid of Castlecraig" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. O'Conor, p. 146, "The Maid of Castle Craigh" (1 text)
  3. BI, OLcM072