I learned this modern song from Wilfried Drygala of the Idle Fellows
and don't know where he got it. Searches through the Internet have revealed nothing and it may even be of German origin. It's right up-to-date, being a pretty depressing song on the recent state of affairs in Ulster. Wilfried always sang it very sensitively with the right degree of pathos.
Having found that the lyricist is Irish, this webpage has been re-classified as an Irish song.