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Sir Samuel Ferguson 1810-1886 

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Born in Belfast. He was called to the Bar in 1838 and became a QC in 1859. He was appointed Deputy Keeper of the Public Records of Ireland in 1867. He was a poet and antiquary. His interest in antiquities led to him writing many papers for the Royal Irish Academy and he became President of that society in 1882. His works include Ogham Inscriptions in Ireland, Wales and Scotland and his poems include Congal, Aideen’s Grave, The Cromlech of Howth, The Tain-Quest and The Death of Dermid. His songs include The Coolin and The Lark in the Clear Air. He was buried in Donegore.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book