“The Tinnaberna Fishermen (I)”


Tinnaberna fishermen out at nightfall November 14, 1815 are overtaken by a squall blowing them northwest. They can see "Poulder fading fastly from our view," the lighthouse at Tuskar, and the warning "bonfire on the hill" but cannot return to shore.

Historical references

  • Nov 1815 - Six of seven fishing boats were lost with their crews when they were blown across the channel to the Welsh coast (source: Ranson)


  1. Ranson, pp. 42-43, "The Tinnaberna Fishermen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran042


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1942 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland