Armstrong—The Laverys, or the sept known as O'Labhradha-Trean, or Strong O'Laverys, have in many instances in the districts of Aghalee, Crumlin, and Lisburn, in Co. Antrim, and in North Co. Down, changed the name to Armstrong. Armstrong is the name of a numerous Scottish Border sept, the two principal families living at Eskdale and Liddesdale, in Roxboro; some families of the latter settling in Ulster.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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