From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dornin, Thomas Aloysius, Commodore U. S. N., was born in Ireland, perhaps about 1800. Entering the United States navy, he was Midshipman, 1815; Lieutenant, 1825; Captain, 1856. He served in the South Seas; in 1851, frustrated Walker's filibustering attempts on Nicaragua; served as Fleet-Captain in the Mediterranean and off the coast of Africa, and during the American Civil War was Commodore on the Baltimore station. He died at Norfolk, Virginia, 22nd April 1874.
37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.
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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