Dr. George Sigerson,
polymath, born 1836.
He was meant to be cousin of Daniel O'Connell and the Blennerhassetts.
He mar Hester Varian [novelist and poet].
He was a surgeon. Medical researcher. Darwin was interested in his biological research.
Also a writer and historian. A major figure in the Irish literary revival. Translator of Gaelic poetry.
He also wrote on politics. He wrote in the Freeman's Journal.
He was a friend of the Fenian Charles Joseph Kickham. As his doctor attended Kickham's deathbed in 1882. See [Comerford, 1979] and [Maher, 1942].
Hester died 1898.
Sigerson was co-founder of the Feis Ceoil competition 1903.
The Sigerson Cup (the Gaelic Football third-level competition) was founded by him in 1911.
He is listed in 1911 census in Dublin.
Free State Senator.
He died 1925, age 89 yrs. See his grave.
George and Hester had issue:
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