From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Guinness, Sir Benjamin Lee, Bart., born 1st November 1798, was an opulent brewer, and M.P. for Dublin from 1865 until his death. He is best remembered as the restorer of St. Patrick's Cathedral (at a cost which some have estimated at £130,000), and as the head of a "business firm that has acquired a world-wide reputation. He died possessed of a large fortune, and besides several mansions in and near Dublin, was the owner of a beautiful estate at Cong, on the shores of Lough Corrib. He evinced great and practical interest in Irish archaeology by his tasteful preservation of the antiquarian remains upon his large estates. He died 19th May 1868, aged 69, and was buried at Mount Jerome, Dublin.
233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.
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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