Corney McDaid spent many years working as a sacristan in Saint Mary’s Church, Cockhill, Buncrana. Corney had a vast reservoir of songs and he was no stranger to collectors. He was recorded by Raidio Éireann in the fifties and many of his songs are to be found in the National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin. He often sang in duet with his brother Pat McDaid. Corney’s sister, Sadie McGonigle can also be heard in the Song Project.
Buncrana, Fahan Lower, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
My Parents Reared Me Tenderly
Carndonagh Far Away