One of my first proper Rock band concerts was seeing Thin Lizzy in 1981 at Manchester Apollo. I was seventeen years of age and I have been a Lizzy fan all my life.
I have also seen former Lizzymembers like Gary Moore at Milton Keynes Bowl and Snowy White again (I saw with Thin Lizzy on the Renegade tour ( in Roger Waters band performing The Wall in Warsaw. I've also seen founder member Eric Bell play twice in Bantry.
When I was growing up in Lancashire I often drank in a Rock pub and Whiskey In The Jar by Thin Lizzy would always been playing on the pub jukebox.
It's a song about a famous Irish Highwayman in the Cork and Kerry mountains. Not far from here there is the tunnel road from Glengarriff to Kenmare in the Cork and Kerry mountains.
There's also the mention of a Molly. Could she be the one who wheeled her wheelbarrow through the the streets broad and narrow...?
When we moved over here twenty years ago. We often travelled in the car, my wife and the then small children would sing Whiskey In The Jar going through the stone tunnels on the way to the Kingdom and Killarney.
I've found two great videos of the Irish classic for your enjoyment: