DESCRIPTION: Murray was a friend "'til our great Irish nation" and the aged, poor, and sick. He and his friend McManus sail their pleasure boat on Lough Ooney in spite of threat of a storm. The boat sinks. Both swin towards shore but are drowned by high waves.
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
KEYWORDS: drowning storm wreck
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morton-Maguire 24, pp. 58-60,113,166, "Lough Ooney" (1 text, 1 tune)
Big John Maguire, "Lough Ooney" (on IRHardySons)
NOTES: Morton-Maguire has no information about the event. Lough Ooney is in County Monaghan. - BS
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