Archaeologia Hibernica:
A Hand-book of Irish Antiquities

Pagan and Christian

Especially of such as are easy of Access from the Irish Metropolis

by

William F. Wakeman

A Handbook of Irish Antiquities

1848 Edition

CONTENTS

Preface

List of Illustrations

Introduction

PART I.

Pagan Antiquities

CHAPTER I.
CROMLECHS
Their general Character--Tomb in Phoenix Park--Cromlechs of Howth, Kilternan, Druid's Glen, Mount Venus

CHAPTER II.
PILLAR STONES
Stone at Newgrange--Ogham Stones--Perforated Pillar Stones

CHAPTER III.
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

CHAPTER IV.
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

CHAPTER V.
STONE CIRCLES
Circles at Slieve-na-Griddle; at Lough Gur; at Newgrange--Druid's Seat and Circle, Killiney

PART II.

Early Christian Antiquities

CHAPTER I.
ORATORIES
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

CHAPTER II.
CHURCHES, ETC.
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

CHAPTER III.
CHURCHES
Early decorated Churches--Church of Killeshin--Examples at Rahan--Cormac's Chapel at Cashel

CHAPTER IV.
CROSSES, ETC.
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

CHAPTER V.
ROUND TOWERS
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

PART III.

Anglo-Irish Remains

CHAPTER I.
ABBEYS, ETC.
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

CHAPTER II.
FONTS
Character of the early Fonts--Examples at Killiney and Kilternan--Font at Kilcarn, County of Meath

CHAPTER III.
CASTLES, ETC.
The Castles of Malahide, Trim, Scurloughstown, and Bullock--Drimnagh Castle and Bawn

CHAPTER IV.
TOWN GATES, WALLS, ETC.
The Gates of Drogheda--The Fair-Gate at New Ross, County of Wexford

Miscellaneous Notices

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

INDEX