1848 – Birth of Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born near Bantry, Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born in Tralibane, Co Cork. After emigrating to the United States, he joined the Chicago police force in 1873, eventually serving as Chief of Police from 1901-1905. Chief O’Neill had a strong interest in Irish music from his childhood, an Irish music and tradition that…

1848 – Birth of Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born near Bantry, Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

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