“The Faythe Fishing Craft”


In a sudden night-time storm "each coast-boat to shore quickly flew. Not so with us Wexfordmen," One of two skiffs was sunk "by a huge mountain wave" killing five men. The other skiff was driven on shore near Curracloe. The five lost are named.


Curracloe and Blackwater are on the Wexford coast - BS

Historical references

  • Dec 12, 1833: the Faythe fishing craft was capsized by a gale (source: Ranson; Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 52)


  1. Ranson, pp. 12-14, "The Faythe Fishing Craft" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7345
  3. BI, Ran012


Author: Mr. Twomey
Earliest date: 1946 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland