“The Isle of Doagh (I)”


The singer is leaving Isle of Doagh "to taste the cup of freedom in Americay." He thinks about the island and the school "where my childhood days I spent." "It will break my heart full sore to part with my comrades one and all."


Isle of Doagh is in Donegal.

McBride: the song was written around 1910. - BS


  1. McBride 41, "The Isle of Doagh" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, McB1041


Author: Willie "Jack" McLaughlin (source: McBride)
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Found in: Ireland