“The Portrush Fishing Disaster (II)”


The singer calls listeners to hear of four sailors who died at Portrush. The singer names the four. He notes that they died despite their skill; the wind was too strong. The singer hopes that the dead and their families will meet in heaven

Historical references

  • Feb. 24, 1826 - The Portrush Disaster


  1. SHenry H27c, p. 105-106, "The Portrush Fishing Disaster (II)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9044
  3. BI, HHH027c


Author: Daniel McIlreavy?
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland