Hewson—This name in the first instance, in Ulster and the West of Scotland, is the anglicised form of a branch of the Mac Kay sept, in Gaelic Mac Aoidh. Secondly it is the anglicised form of the Connacht sept of McHugh (Mac Aodha), principally in the districts surrounding Tuam, in County Galway, and of Ennis, Co. Clare.
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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