Irvine—This name in Scotland is the anglicised form of M'Irvine, mostly found in the latter form in Aberdeen Co. The name in S.W. Scotland is a sept of the Picts of the Solway, called the Selgovia by Ptolemy, and the name was later Gaelicised, its form being Mac Eireamháin. The name is confused with Irwin in Ulster.
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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