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Ferguson Sir Samuel

Ferguson, Sir Samuel (1810-1886), poet, scholar, and antiquary. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and was called to the bar. He was President of the Royal Irish Academy and Beputy Keeper of the Records. In 1878 he was knighted. Among his works are several volumes of Celtic poems; in 1865 he published Lays of the Western Gael, and in 1883 The Ferrying of the Anchor; and he deciphered the Ogham Inscriptions.