Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull

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[1] Harington, Nugae Antiquae, ii, 30 ; Chamberlayn, Letters, December 20, 1598.

[2] Lives of the Devereux, Earls of Essex, ii, 34-41.

[3] Southampton had come over to Ireland in 1599 with Essex, who had given him a command, but in July the Queen ordered his immediate recall, apparently for no other reason than to annoy Essex. Sir Griffith Markham Southampton's horse at the Curlews. He returned to Ireland in July 1600.

[4] Fynes Moryson, History of Ireland, i, 87-88 ; O'Sullevan Beare, Hist. Cath. Iber. Comp., vol. iii, Bk. V, ch. x ; O'Clery, Life of Red Hugh O'Donnell, ed. D. Murphy (1893), pp. 201-223 ; Harington, Nugae Antiquae, ii, 8-12.

[5] This meeting at the ford is an interesting survival of the old combats or debates at fords which formed the borders of territories.

[6] Fynes Moryson, History of Ireland, 1, 126.

[7] A crown of peacock's feathers had been granted by a former Pope to Prince John when he went over to Ireland in 1185. Moryson says "phoenix feathers," whatever these may have been.

[8] O'Grady, Catalogue of Manuscripts in the British Museum, p. 451. O'Hosey's, or O'Hussey's, poem is familiar in Mangan's free rendering, beginning, "Where is my chief, my master, this black night, movrone?" O'Hosey was the last bard of the Maguires.

[9] C. L. Falkiner, Illustrations of Irish History, pp. 336-337.

[10] Docwra, " Narration," in the Miscellany of the Celtic Society, 1849, pp. 235-286, gives an account of his experiences.

[11] Fynes Moryson, History of Ireland, i, 190-194. 'Ross' (ros) means a wood.

[12] O'Clery, Life of Red Hugh O'Donnell, p. clvi.

[13] Ibid., p. cxvii

[14] Ibid., pp. 289-291.

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