Thornton—In the most parts of South Connacht and North Munster this name is the anglicised form O'Draighneain, a South Galway sept; Drennan and Drinan in the districts about Tuam; in Sligo Dreinan, and Drinan in the district of Oughterard. Likewise Meenagh (Muimheach) in North Sligo, O'Monaghan (O'Muineachain) in Co. Mayo, McSkeghan and McSkean in the districts of Tyholland, Tydavnet and other parts of North Monaghan; correctly written Mac Sceacháin, from Sceach, a thorn-bush.
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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