No information on this, I’m afraid. From Matt Molloy’s "The Heathery Breeze".
Re: Drogheda Bay
This tune is also on Paul McGrattan’s solo album "Frost is All Over": he plays it with Paul O’Shaughnessy, who is the sorce of it. I’ve been thinkng it’s just a version of "The Ships are Sailing" but has a different first part. Thanks for a cool tune.
P.S. The place name Drogheda sounds really familiar to me. Where is it?
"B" part sounds almost identical to Ships are Sailing.
Drogheda is a town on the East coast in County Louth (40 or 50 miles north of Dublin).
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"A" part of the tune is quite different from that of "Ships are Sailing," which means this should be distinguished from the well-known tune.
I might have passed through Drogheda several times when going from north to south.