“The Isle of Doagh (I)”

Author: Willie "Jack" McLaughlin (source: McBride)
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Keywords: emigration America Ireland nonballad
Found in: Ireland


The singer is leaving Isle of Doagh "to taste the cup of freedom in Americay." He thinks about the island and the school "where my childhood days I spent." "It will break my heart full sore to part with my comrades one and all."


Isle of Doagh is in Donegal.

McBride: the song was written around 1910. - BS


  1. McBride 41, "The Isle of Doagh" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, McB1041