From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Maelmury, Archbishop of Armagh
Maffit, John Newland
Magee, Archbishop William
Magrath, Archbishop Miler
Maguire, Hugh, Lord of Fermanagh
Maguire, Connor, Baron of Enniskillen
Maguire, John Francis
Mahony, Francis Sylvester
Malachy I., King
Malachy Mor, King
Malachy O'Morgair, Saint
Mangan, James Clarence
Marsh, Sir Henry
Martin, Mary Laetitia Bell
Massue, Henry de, Marquis de Ruvigny
Maturin, Charles Robert
Maxwell, William Hamilton
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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