Charles Bunworth

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Bunworth, Charles, Rev., rector of Buttevant, educated at Trinity College, (M.A. 1730), was distinguished for his patronage and knowledge of Irish music. He was a good harpist, and at the time of his decease, in 1770, possessed fifteen harps, bequeathed to him from time to time by members of the then rapidly dying-out race of minstrels, out of gratitude for his hospitality and care. He examined Curran before going up to college, and gave him assistance towards prosecuting his studies.

Sources

349. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821. Wyse, Thomas, see No. 73.

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