From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Duffy, Edward, a Fenian leader, was born at Ballaghadereen, County of Mayo, in 1840. In 1863 he gave up a situation and devoted himself to spreading Fenian principles in Connaught. He was arrested, November 1865, in company with James Stephens, at Fairfield House, Sandymount, and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment; but was liberated on bail in January 1866, in consequence of ill health. He again applied himself to the organization, was re-arrested, and tried again in May 1867, and sentenced to fifteen years' penal servitude. He died in Millbank Prison, 17th January 1868, aged about 28. A portion of his speech delivered in the dock before conviction has been inscribed on his tomb at Glasnevin.
233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.
308. Speeches from the Dock: Alexander M. Sullivan. Dublin, 1868.
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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