Archibald—This name, which is used as a Christian name in Scotland and amongst the descendants of the Scottish settlers in Ulster, is the equivalent of Gille-Easbuig, to which name it has no apparent connection, and how it came to be adopted for Gille-Easbuig (Gillespie) seems to be somewhat mystifying to those with a knowledge of the Gaelic language and literature; to them the name Archibald Gillespie appears curious, in place of Gillespie Mac Gillespie (Mac Giolla-Easbuig).
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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