Hackett—This name in the district of Clogher and those adjoining is the anglicised form of M'Gaughy; in the districts of Lower Fews, Co. Armagh, the anglicised form of M'Gaugy, those two names being forms of each other, in Gaelic Mag Eachaidh.
In the districts surrounding Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, the name Guckian (Mag Uiginn [?]) has been anglicised to Hackett.
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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