From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dillon, James, Marechal-de-Camp, was born in Ireland, and was with his father and family expatriated after the Cromwellian wars; he entered the service of the King of France, 26th March 1653, raised a regiment called after him, and commanded it until the peace of the Pyrenees. He served with distinction, especially at the battle of Dunkirk. General Dillon died in 1664, and his regiment was disbanded.
34. Biographie Générale. 46 vols. Paris, 1855-'66. An interleaved copy, copiously noted by the late Dr. Thomas Fisher, Assistant Librarian of Trinity College, Dublin.
186. Irish Brigades in the Service of France: John C. O'Callaghan. Glasgow, 1870.
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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