“Old Ireland I Adore”


"Oh, Erin's Isle, my heart's delight, I long to see thee free." O'Connell fought to make Ireland free. "If you were free as once we were How happy would we be! No foreign landlord then would dare To lord it over thee"

Historical references

  • 1775-1847 - Life of Daniel O'Connell

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Harding B 12(242), "The Exile's Lament", J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also 2806 b.10(82), Harding B 11(2918), 2806 c.15(287), Firth c.26(235), "The Exile's Lament"


  1. O'Conor, p. 113, "Old Ireland I Adore" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon113


Author: James Walsh
Earliest date: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 12(242))