Twigg, Twiggley—It may sound strange but it is fact, these two names are the anglicised forms of Quigley in East Derry, Co. Antrim, and the City of Belfast. Fivey is another anglicised form. There were three septs of the O'Quigleys (O'Coigligh) in Ulster. Whether they were related I don't know; one next to the O'Dunlevys in Innishowen, one in Loughinsholin, Co. Derry, and one in South Monaghan.
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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