“The Aranmore Disaster”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1948 (Ranson)
Keywords: drowning sea ship wreck sailor
Found in: Ireland


The boat carrying "lads ... coming from the Scottish harvest fields" lands at Burton Port. Passengers reembark "for the Island but they never reach the shore ... The little boat ... did sail but only one of the score survived to tell the tale"


Ranson: Tune is "The Wreck of the Eliza" on p. 56.

Burtonport is on the northwest Donegal coast. Aranmore is a nearby island. - BS

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Cross references


  1. Ranson, pp. 125-126, "The Aranmore Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran125