Goodman—In the districts surrounding Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, the McGuigans have, in many cases, assumed the name of Goodman, and in the districts of Carrickmacross, in the same county, they have assumed the names of Pidgeon and Fidgeon. McGuigan takes the form of M'Quiggan and M'Wiggan in Galloway, and Wiggin in the Isle of Man. Father Woulfe gives Mac Giollamhaith as the Gaelic of this anglicised name. Mag Uiginn is the correct form of M'Guigan.
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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