Holmes—This name in Ulster is the anglicised form of Mac Thómais. Father Woulfe gives the Gaelic form Mac Shónais, only quoting one form. The first form given is the recognised Scottish Gaelic form by Adams. McTavish and M'Cavis (Mac Thómhais) in the districts about Ballymoney and other parts of Co. Antrim is synonymous with Holmes and Thomson, a sept of the clan Campbell in this case.
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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