From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
TAWNA, or TAVNA, an island, in the parish of BALLINACOURTY, barony of DUNKELLIN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 5 miles (S. W.) from Galway, in the bay of Galway; containing 220 inhabitants.
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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