Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1978 (OCanainn)
Keywords: homesickness love emigration separation
Found in: Ireland


The singer recalls "the days of my youth [when] I roamed down to the seashore, With my golden-haired Kathleen to Garnish white strand" In all his travels since none can compare with her. He wishes he might return. He knows she is waiting.


Garnish is an island in Bantry Bay in County Cork. - BS


  1. OCanainn, p. 57, "Garnish" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OCan067