“Lovely Jane from Enniskea”


Willy Bell meets Jane McCann. Neither recognizes the other. He asks her to marry but she is still waiting for Willy after ten years. He shows her the ring she had given him before he left for America. She welcomes him home. They marry.


Morton-Maguire: "The tune is the same as is generally used for 'The Rocks of Bawn' and also used for 'The Maid of Magheracloon'." Morton speculates that the Enniskea of the song is in Co. Louth. - BS

Cross references


  • John Maguire, "Lovely Jane from Enniskea" (on IRJMaguire01)


  1. Morton-Maguire 5, pp. 9,101,157, "Lovely Jane from Enniskea" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2901
  3. BI, MoMa005


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
Found in: Ireland