“The Portrush Fishing Disaster (I)”


The singer recalls going to sea in fine weather. As the ship sails home, a storm blows up. The singer asks that the sailors' names not be named, buds farewell to home, and tells his friends they will meet on "yonder shore"

Historical references

  • Feb. 24, 1826 - The Portrush Disaster


  1. SHenry H27b, p. 105, "The Portrush Fishing Disaster (I)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9047
  3. BI, HHH027b


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland