Gregory von Feinaigle

Life
?1765-1819; b. Bunden (Germany); fnd. school near Mountjoy Sq., Dublin, and there taught on the basis of his own mnemonic method; his name gave rise to the Hiberno-English verb ‘feinaigle’ meaning to achieve an effect by sleight of hand; a bust can be seen in the RDS, Ballsbridge.

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