“Old Inishowen”


The singer says there is no place in the country to match Inishowen's beauty. He lists the places nearby: Tyrconnell, the castle of Cahir. He laments that O'Donnell (of Tyrconnell) and O'Doherty (of Inishowen) are dead. He blesses his home


For O'Donell of Tyrconnell, see the notes on "O'Donnell Aboo (The Clanconnell War Song)." - RBW

Cross references


  1. SHenry H824, p. 166, "Old Inishowen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13477
  3. BI, HHH824


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: home nonballad
Found in: Ireland