Rookery (1) (The)
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ROOKERY , THE. AKA and see “Humors of Dingle (2) (The),” "Port Uí Fhaoláin," “Whelan's Jig.” Rookery probably refers to an area where birds nest and raise there young, but it is worth noting that the Irish word Rookaun meant great both ‘noisy merriment’ and also referred to a drinking-bout, especially in use around Limerick (P.W. Joyce). Rookery also was a term for the dense, slum-like housing in 19th century cities, particularly London, and home to a large Irish population.