Not sure this one really counts, because although Carolan is known to have played this tune & had his own arrangement of it, it was actually composed by another great Harp player, Rory Dall O'Cahan (whose period was roughly 1550-1650) but he actually called it - Port Atholl. However, Carolan actually composed the song Ode to Miss Moore to this melody, so it certainly has strong Carolan connections.
Interesting to note too, that, although .. "little is known of Rory Dall except that he was born to a noble County Derry family, he lived and composed mainly in Scotland where he found patronage for his music (which consisted of tunes he called "ports") among the nobility of that country." ... Hawk of Ballyshannon
"Would be originally known as "Port Atholl", somewhat varied by Carolan (as "Katherine O'More"). http://pybertra.free.fr/ceol/tunes.htm
Hawk of Ballyshannon
Edited by Ptarmigan, 09 August 2015 - 11:58 AM.