Hunter—This name in the Northern counties of Ulster is the anglicised form of M'Keighry and M'Keefry (Mac Fhiachra) and synonymously with Hunt it is the anglicised form of Feighney in the district surrounding Fermoy, Co. Cork, and the districts mentioned in North Connacht after the name Hunt. (O'Fiachra and O'Fiachna).
Some families of the name in Ulster are of Scottish origin, mostly from Ayrshire, and were a sept of the Stewarts of Bute, the Isle of Arran being their old district.
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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