Hunt—This name is the anglicised form of Feighry (O'Fíachra) in the districts surrounding Birr, and the districts that surround Sligo town and Tubbercurry in that county, likewise in Fermanagh and Southern parts of Donegal it is the anglicised form of Feighney (O'Fiachna) and Feghany (O'Fiachna) in North Sligo; of O'Foy (O'Fiaich) in Limerick, Mayo and Galway; and according to Father Woulfe of Mac Confiaich in Co. Mayo.
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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