From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Moling, or Dairchilla, Saint, one of the first Bishops of Ferns, who succeeded in 632, was born in the County of Wexford. He was Abbot of Techmolin, (now called after him St. Mullin's), a monastery founded by himself on the banks of the Barrow; he also spent many years at Glendalough. In 693 he induced Finachta, Monarch of Ireland, to remit the Borromean tribute. He died about 697, and was buried at Techmolin: the 17th June is considered his festival. A note appended by Harris to the notice of this saint is very widely applicable: "I must again warn the reader, that antient writers have often confounded the names of abbots and bishops, and that they are frequently taken for synonymous terms."
339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.
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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