Dungarvan my hometown


There’s a spot in the Deise, a place dear to me
Where the Comeraghs are keeping a watch o’er the sea
And though far have I wandered, yet wherever I roam
It’s the place I love dearest, the place I call home

Dungarvan, my hometown, I love best of all
Dear old faces and places sure oft I recall
In my heart I keep wishing some day I will be
Back again in my hometown, my home by the sea

On the bridge I will linger at sweet eventide
Just to gaze o’er the waters at old Abbeyside
Happy memories come stealing as the soft shadows fall
On the fishing boats anchored there beside the quay wall

I have seen fairest places, but I’d rather be
Where the Cunnigar’s sleeping ‘neath hills dear to me
And across the blue water of that quiet little bay
Dear old Helvick is dreaming in her bonnet of grey

How I treasured each token of days that I knew
In that town of sweet memories where the friends are so true
And I thank God in heaven for choosing me
My old home Dungarvan my home by the sea





Mai O-Higgins