“Och, Och, Eire, O!”


The Irish exile misses home and his "native bay." He recalls the races and games at Christmas. The new home is "lonely and drear"; there is no call of the corncrake. He wishes he had a boat to row back home

Cross references


  1. SHenry H819, pp. 219-220, "Och, Och, Eire, O!" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH819


Author: English translation by Eleanor Hull
Earliest date: 1895 (for the Gaelic version; Gaelic Journal)
Found in: Ireland