"Sean van Voght" is a rebel song referring to historical events which occurred in 1796. A French fleet sets out for Ireland and one of the ship carried that iconic rebel-in-chief, Wolfe Tone. When that ship is in Bantry Bay at Christmas, they are unable to land due to bad weather and poor seamanship. Resultantly, the operation is abandoned. "Sean van Voght" is Gaelic meaning "Poor Old Woman", a personification of Ireland.
All of the above makes a resounding "foin" rebel song which was my pleasure to learn and sing when joining Tyneside Maritime Chorus
under Benny Graham
in 2011. A full version is given More Irish Street Ballads
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook