See also the setting in Tomas O’Canainn’s Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland (#40) which is much more accurate (correct time signature, for a start, though I know that’s a vexed issue with transcribing slow airs, and I’m not generally a fan of that book….), though at a different (and I think preferable for flute/whistle) pitch - a 4th higher, in A dor. FWIW, one can play it in 3/4 as the OP offers it - the notation is not “wrong” in terms of technical inconsistencies, but I think it loses the feel of the tune as sung/played in most of the renditions I’ve heard.
My rough transcription of Dolly Mac Mahon’s singing (from the video above). I chose to transcribe it in 4/4 time, but the board won’t allow me to change the time signature, and it was originally posted the “waltz” section. Some measures have more than 4 beats, and the note lengths are relative, not exact - it’s a slow air after all.
Re: Eanach Dhúin
Sorry for the double post - I can’t delete one (shrug).
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