Arthur O'Neill

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Neill, Arthur, a blind harper of "unrivalled skill," one of the last of the Irish bards, died in 1816, aged 89. He was remarkable for his antiquarian knowledge, and is said to have been instrumental in the preservation of many ancient Irish melodies.

Sources

196. Irishmen, Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished, Rev. James Wills, D.D. 6 vols. or 12 parts. Dublin, 1840-'7.

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