From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó TOMHNAIR—II—O Toner, Toner; 'descendant of Tomhrar' (a Norse personal name); older form Ó Tomhrair; the name of a family of Cinel Eoghain who were seated near Lough Swilly, in Co. Donegal, where they built the church which was called from them Cill Ó dTomhrair, now anglicised Killodonnell; still common in Ulster. Ó Tomhnra (which see) is a variant.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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.
Join our mailing list to receive updates on new content on Library, our latest ebooks, and more.
You won't be inundated with emails! — we'll just keep you posted periodically — about once a monthish — on what's happening with the library.