Destination Donegal


As I stand above the starboard bow and watch the ocean foam
As I view each new horizon I grow further from my home
A sailor on a foreign ship and bound for Montreal
But I’d give the world to make my destination Donegal

I would make my way from Malin to Bundoran through Raphoe
Or Portsalon down to Killybegs by Creeslough and Dungloe
I’d wander round old Barnesmore Gap on everyone I’d call
And beyond the Bluestack mountains to the town of Donegal 

Oh Donegal I miss you and I’ll never understand
Why I left you for these far off lands, against my hearts command
Whatever fortune comes my way, whatever may befall
Sure I know I’ll make my final destination Donegal


Written by Johnny McCauley (1925~2012) from Fahan in  County Donegal.

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