The Bells of Shandon

The Bells of Shandon

There is a lovely jig I know called "Shandon Bells" and that’s not what I’m after here. I’m looking for the composer, if known, of the melody to Francis Sylvester Mahony (AKA Father Prout)’s poem "With deep affection", etc. To complicate matters somewhat there are at least two melodies in question:
1) here sung beautifully by Johnny McEvoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYuFPguwdmc

and that’s NOT even the one I’m looking for, though maybe it should be. Wow.
2)it’s this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYFWFR3vOG0

Used to be Sean Potts’ signature tune, and I’m hoping it’s public domain or the equivalent thereof. If not, then fair play to the composer and I’d like to track them down for a recording agreement.
Thanks to anybody interested enough to answer, as is often the case in this community.

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Have you dropped a note to Séan Óg at NPU? I should think he would know.

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Actually, Postie, I hadn’t, and that’s an idea I’ll pursue unless somebody else pops up with an answer. Thx!

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I may be incorrect but it sounds to me like Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh’s presentation of Slan Le Maigh on her 2006 CD Faune au Lae. I do not own this recording so I have no further information. Hope this is helpful.

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Slán le Máigh is about a man banished from Croom, and incidentally the Banks of the River Maigue. The river starts in Cork, but widens and is better known in Limerick, where it flow into the Shannon. The translation I have seen makes no mention of Cork, nor of the ´old fort´ (an sean dun), or St. Anne´s, or ´the four faced liar´, or …or…