From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Dillon, Theobald, Viscount (descended from Sir Henry Dillon), a zealous supporter of Queen Elizabeth in her Irish wars, in 1559 commanded an independent troop in the royal cause, and received the honour of knighthood on the field of battle. In 1582 Theobald was appointed Collector-General of the composition money in Connaught and Thomond, and in 1621-'2 was by James I. created Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen. He died 15th March 1624, "at so advanced an age, that at one time he had the satisfaction of seeing above an hundred of his descendants in his house of Killenfaghny."
216. Lodge's Peerage of Ireland, Revised and Enlarged by Mervyn Archdall. 7 vols. Dublin, 1789.
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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