There is no doubt that the name Galteemore is
used in many songs and many pieces of music. I expect the
readers of this site will help to make these pages grow and I simply
offer a few examples of places where the wonderful mountain is
remembered in song and music.
AKA - “Humours of Galteemore.” AKA and see “The
Galtee Rangers.” Irish, Reel. G Major. Globestyle
Irish CDORBD 085, Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford - “The Rushy
Mountain” (1994. Reissue of Topic recordings). Topic - “Kerry
Fiddles.” RTE/Topic - “Denis Murphy: Music from Sliabh Luachra.”
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The song 'On the Galteemore Mountains'
by the Grehan Sisters is mentioned on a couple of websites but I
have not yet found the lyrics for it.
Below is an extract from http://www.mustrad.org.uk/vop/notes78.htm
11 The Glen of Atherlow played on the fiddle by Lucy
Farr, Elland, Yorkshire, 1976. Roud 983, Laws J11.
Text written by Charles Joseph Kickham (1828 - 1882), who based
it on a true story of one Patrick Sheehan who was blinded at
Sebastopol. Sheehan was lated jailed for begging in Grafton
Street, Dublin, his British army pension having expired after six
months. Kickham’s poem was first published in 1857.
There is a recording by Joe Heaney (Topic TSCD518D).
Joe’s opening verse runs:
My name is Patrick Sheehan, my years are thirty-four.
Tipperary is my native home not far from Galteemore.
I came of honest parents, but now they are lying low,
And its many a happy day I spent in the glen of Aherlow.
Below is a verse from Christy Moore's The pursuit of Farmer
They broke their brogues a thousand pairs this
great reward for to obtain, Still their search was all in vain for
farmer Michael Hayes. They searched Tipperary o'er and o'er, the
cornfields near Galteemore, They then went into Wexford town
but did not long delay.
||This DVD of Big Tom and the Mainliners was
recorded at the Galtymore dancehall in Cricklewood, London.
S.S 'Galtee More'
'Galtee More' Horse
'Dog from Galtymore'
Engine 'Galtee More'