“Dungiveny Priory Church”


The singer wanders out, enjoying nature, when he comes to "the old church not far from Dungiven." He praises the artistic quality of the site, and bids nature to love him. He notes that life is fleeting, and bids farewell to the spot


Dungiven Priory is one of the most famous religious sites in Ireland, and is famous as the graveyard of the O'Cahan family. For details, see the notes to "The Banks of the Roe." - RBW


  1. SHenry H187, pp. 162-163, "Dungiven Priory Church" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13463
  3. BI, HHH187


Author: James Maxwell ?
Earliest date: 1927 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: rambling burial
Found in: Ireland