From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dunan, or Donat, Bishop of Dublin, 1038 — the first Dane called to that office. He is worthy of remembrance as having, in 1038, by the aid of the Danish King Sitric, built the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Christ Church) "in the heart of the city of Dublin." A correspondence, part of which was available in Ware's time, was maintained between him and Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning baptism. Bishop Dunan died 6th May 1074, and was buried near the high altar of the cathedral he had built.
339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.
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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