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Find A Grave - Saint Aidan's Church of Magilligan
O'Hampsey, Denis b. 1695 d. November, 1807 Harpist, Folk Figure. An important figure in the preservation of Ireland's musical heritage. Born in Craigmore, County Derry, his name in Gaelic was Donnchadh O' Hamsaigh and variously recorded as Hampson or Hempson. Blinded by smallpox at age three, he was raised on his family's farm in Magilligan and began studying the harp at 12. Under the patronage of Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, he toured Ireland and Scotland and performed for Prince Charles Stuart in...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Saint Aidan's Church of Magilligan, Limavady, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland Plot: Churchyard