Pagan and Christian
Especially of such as are easy of Access from the Irish Metropolis
William F. Wakeman
Their general Character--Tomb in Phoenix Park--Cromlechs of Howth, Kilternan, Druid's Glen, Mount Venus
Stone at Newgrange--Ogham Stones--Perforated Pillar Stones
SEPULCHRAL MOUNDS, CAIRNS, ETC.
Modes of Interment practised by the Pagan Irish--Cinerary Urns --Tumulus and Sepulchral Chamber of Newgrange--Mound of Dowth, and its Sepulchral Chambers--Stone Basin--Mound of Rathmullan--Bee-hive Chamber--Ancient Enclosure
RATHS OR DUNS
Rath at Downpatrick--Subterranean Chambers--Hill of Tara--Rath Righ, or King's Rath--The Forradh--Teach Cormac--Pillar Stone at Tara--Mound of the Hostages--Rath Graine--Rath Caelchu--Fothath Ratha Graine--The Banqueting Hall at Tara--The Lis, or Cathair--Staigue Fort--Dun Aenghuis
Circles at Slieve-na-Griddle; at Lough Gur; at Newgrange--Druid's Seat and Circle, Killiney
Examples in Kerry--Their singular Construction--Bee-hive Houses--Oratory and Bee-hive House on Bishop's Island--Ruins of St. Fechin's Monastery on High Island
Early Churches--Their Characteristics--Examples at Killiney and Kilternan, County of Dublin--The Seven Churches of Glendalough, County of Wicklow--St. Kevin's Bed--St. Columb's House at Kells, County of Meath
Early decorated Churches--Church of Killeshin--Examples at Rahan--Cormac's Chapel at Cashel
Varieties of the early Crosses--Examples at Monasterboice--Their Sculpture and Decorations-- Monumental Stones--Ancient Graves--Examples at Saint John's Point, arranged in Circles--Town-y-Chapel, Holyhead
Opinions formerly current with regard to the Origin and Uses of the Round Towers--Their Characteristics--Doorways--Windows and Apertures--Examples at Clondalkin, Monasterboice, Kildare, and Donoughmore
Jerpoint Abbey, County Kilkenny--Cathedrals of St. Patrick and Christ Church, Dublin--Abbeys of Newtown and Bective, near Trim--Churches of Cannistown and St. Doulough's--Howth Abbey, and St. Fenton's Church
Character of the early Fonts--Examples at Killiney and Kilternan--Font at Kilcarn, County of Meath
The Castles of Malahide, Trim, Scurloughstown, and Bullock--Drimnagh Castle and Bawn
TOWN GATES, WALLS, ETC.
The Gates of Drogheda--The Fair-Gate at New Ross, County of Wexford
WEAPONS, ORNAMENTS, ETC.
Torques and Golden Ornaments--Swords, Spear-heads, and Celts of Bronze--Weapons of Stone--Sepulchral Urns--Quadrangular Bells--Cross of Cong--Ornamented Cases for Sacred Writings--Weapons of Iron and Steel
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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