“Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth”


The singer is love sick for Hannah. Each morning courters swarm around her but none "dare entreat her or supplicate her." The singer is giving up; he'll "raise my mind from all female kind so Adieu, sweet Hannah, the pride of Howth!"


The Howth peninsula is about seven miles northeast of Dublin. - BS


  1. OLochlainn-More 93, "Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 329-330, 512, "Hannah Healy, the Pride of Howth"
  3. Roud #9773
  4. BI, OLcM093


Author: unknown
Earliest date: c.1840 (From a Waterford chap-book, according to Sparling)
Keywords: love beauty nonballad
Found in: Ireland