From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Flannan, Saint, a confessor and Bishop of Killaloe, 639, was the son of Turlough, King of Thomond. Educated in the monastery founded by St. Molua, he ultimately retired to Lismore, where he was joined by his father, who resigned his throne. We are told that he spent much time in this retreat between "the soaring mountains on the north and the thick and extensive forests on the south." Archaeologists have maintained that the traces of artistic taste acquired during a sojourn in Rome are evident in the churches erected by St. Flannan in Munster. He died "full of years," and was buried at Killaloe, of which he was the first Bishop. His festival is the 19th December.
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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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