COMPRISING SKETCHES OF DISTINGUISHED IRISHMEN, EMINENT PERSONS CONNECTED WITH IRELAND BY OFFICE OR BY THEIR WRITINGS.
"And if I have done well, and as is fitting the story, it is that which I desired : but if slenderly and meanly, it is that which I could attain unto."-II. MAC. xv. 38.
DUBLIN: M. H. GILL & SON, SACKVILLE-STREET.
I dedicate this Book to the Memory of my Father
RICHARD DAVIS WEBB
WHO DEEPLY INTERESTED IN ITS PLAN AND INCEPTION HAS NOT LIVED TO SEE ITS COMPLETION
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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