King—This name is the anglicised form of about four Irish sept names and some Scottish names.
First the names McAree, Mac An-Ree and Muckaree have been anglicised King (Mac A' Raoi).
In the districts surrounding Oughterard, Co. Galway, the name Cunree (O'Conraoi), and Connery (Mac Conraoi) in Co. Kerry; O'Cionga in King's Co., Westmeath, and adjoining counties, have respectively anglicised King. One of the latter sept, the O'Cingas, was a witness to the old Irish Deed between Mac Geoghegan and "The Fox" O'Catherney. In Orghiall and the more Southern parts of Ulster the Connerys (Mac Conraoi) have, in many cases assumed the name of King.
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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