“The Town of Passage (II)”


"Passage town is of great renown." Steamboats on Lough Mahon, whale-boats "skipping upon the tide," prison ships bound for Botany Bay, foreign ships, ferries, and fishing boats are described. The women hunt snails, shrimp, and cockles at low tide.


Croker-PopularSongs: "The town of Passage ... is situated between Cork and its Cove...."

Croker-PopularSongs points out that "The Town of Passage (II)" quotes "The Town of Passage (I)" and must therefore be "a subsequent composition to No. I." - BS

Cross references

  • cf. "The Town of Passage (I), (III)" (subject)


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 256-258, "The Town of Passage" (1 text)
  2. BI, CrPS256


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)