From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Downie, George, Captain, R.N., was born at New Ross, and was the son of a clergyman. He entered the navy at an early age, was at Camperdown, and served in the West Indies and elsewhere. The year 1812 found him in command of a squadron of British gunboats on the Canadian lakes. According to the official dispatches, as quoted in the Gentleman's Magazine, his own vessel, at least, was insufficiently equipped. He fell in an action on Lake Champlain, gallantly fighting a United States flotilla under Macdonough, 11th September 1814.
37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.
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.
Join our mailing list to receive updates on new content on Library, our latest ebooks, and more.
You won't be inundated with emails! — we'll just keep you posted periodically — about once a monthish — on what's happening with the library.