"Beneath this he wore trews of deerskin, roughly stitched with gut. His nether extremities were encased in high Balbriggan buskins dyed in lichen purple, the feet being shod with brogues of salted cowhide laced with the windpipe of the same beast. From his girdle hung a row of seastones which jangled at every movement of his portentous frame and on these were graven with rude yet striking art the tribal images of many Irish heroes and heroines of antiquity, Cuchulin, Conn of hundred battles, Niall of nine hostages, Brian of Kincora, the ardri Malachi, Art MacMurragh, Shane O'Neill, Father John Murphy," (U12.170)
"Patrick Sarsfield, Red Hugh O'Donnell, Red Jim MacDermott," (U12.178)
"Soggarth Eoghan O'Growney, Michael Dwyer, Francy Higgins, Henry Joy M'Cracken," (U12.179)
From the CE 1911: "Eugene O'Growney was a priest, patriot, and scholar (b. 1863 in Ballyfallon Co. Meath; d. 1899 in Los Angeles). Neither parent spoke Irish and it was little used where he was born; in fact, he was ignorant of the existence of a language of Ireland until a student at St. Finian's seminary at Navan. His interest in the language begun there continued at Maynooth, where from his entrance in 1882 he devoted himself to the study of the Irish language, antiquities, and history. His holidays he spent in the Irish-speaking parts of the country where he acquired his knowledge of the spoken language. Ordained in 1888, in 1891 he was appointed professor of Irish at Maynooth, and at about the same time became editor of the 'Gaelic Journal'. At the instance of the Archbishop of Dublin, he began his series of "Simple Lessons in Irish', first published in the 'Weekly Freeman.'
He was one of the founders of the Gaelic League, organized in Dublin in 1893 'for the purpose of keeping the Irish language spoken in Ireland', and later became its vice-president, which position he held until his death. In 1894, failing health sent him to Arizona and California, where he died. Some years after, with the aid of the Irish in the USA, his body was brought back to Ireland and buried at Maynooth."
"Goliath, Horace Wheatley, Thomas Conneff," (U12.181)
"Peg Woffington," (U12.181)
"the Village Blacksmith," (U12.181)
"Captain Moonlight, Captain Boycott," (U15.182)
"Dante Alighieri," (U12.182)
"Christopher Columbus," (U12.183)
"S. Fursa, S. Brendan, Marshal MacMahon," (U12.183)
Marie Edme Patrice Maurice de Mac-Mahon, duc de Magenta, Marshal of France (1808 - 1893) was a French politician of Irish descent. His ancestors, originally from Co. Clare, settled in France from Co. Limerick during the reign of James II, owing to the Penal Laws. They applied for naturalization in 1749. His family became part of the French nobility (his grandfather was named Marquis d'Equilly by King Louis XV) and practiced royalist politics. Patrice was the 16th of 17 children. He was educated at the College of Louis Le Grand and at the Academy of St-Cyr, graduating in 1827. He became Chief of State of France (1873 - 1875) and later served as the first president of the Third Republic (1875 - 1879).
"Charlemagne, Theobald Wolfe Tone, the Mother of the Maccabees," (U12.184)
" the Last of the Mohicans, the Rose of Castile," (U12.184)
"the Man for Galway, The Man that Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Man in the Gap," (U12.185)
"The Woman Who Didn't, Benjamin Franklin," (U12.186)