INDEX

From A Hand-book of Irish Antiquities by William F. Wakeman

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ABBEYS, their style and peculiar features, 110-112; examples,--
--Jerpoint, 111;
--St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 113;
--Christ Church, Dublin, 113;
--Newtown, 115;
--Bective, 117, 118.
Anglo-Irish remains, 109-146.
Antiquities in the vicinity of Dublin; their localities, 2.
Antrim Round Tower, 99-101.
Armagh, bell of, 157.
Arrow-heads of stone, 154.
Athlone, walls of, 143.
Axe from the bed of the Shannon, 168.

Ballynacraig pillar stone at, 18.
Basins found in the tumulus of Newgrange, 30.
Bawns, or walled enclosures connected with ancient castles,--
--in Wexford, 141;
--Bullock, 141;
--Drimnagh, 142.
Bective Abbey, 117, 118.
Bells, early use of, 156; sacred character of, 157, 158.
Bishop's Island, bee-hive house on, 58.
Bronze swords, 151; spear-heads, 152; celts, 153.
Burial in an upright position, 21.

Caah, or Cathach, an ancient case containing the Psalter in the handwriting of St. Columba, 162.
Cairns, or tumuli,--
--Newgrange, 21;
--Dowth, 31.
Cannistown Church, 119.
Carvings, singular, in ancient cairns, 25-29, 34.
Cashel, Rock of, 83; its interesting remains, 86; cathedral of, 112.
Castles, 132-142;
--Malahide, 133-136;
--Trim, 136-139;
--Scurloughstown, 139;
--Bullock, 141;
--Drimnagh, 142;
--general description of those in Wexford and Kilkenny, 140.
Cathairs, 45-47.
Celts of bronze, 153.
Chalice of stone, 161.
Christ Church Cathedral, 113; font in, 131.
Churches, early, 62-86;
--their characteristic features, 63;
--Doorways. 63;
--their position, 65;
--windows, 63, 64;
--choir arch, 64;
--belfries, 64;
--masonry, 64;
--roofs, 65; examples of,--
--Killiney, 65-68;
--Kilternan, 68;
--Seven Churches of Glendalough, 70-75.
Churches, early decorated; their peculiar features, 78, 79; examples of,--
--Killeshin, 79-82;
--Cormac's Chapel at Cashel, 86.
Churches, later; examples of,--
--Cannistown, 119;
--St. Doulough's, 120-123;
--Howth, 124;
--St. Fenton, 125.
Cinerary urn found in a tomb in the Phoenix Park, 9.
Cinerary urns, how used, 20.
Circles, stone, 48-54.
Classification of objects of antiquarian interest, 3.
Clochans, 47.
Clondalkin Round Tower, 103, 104.
Cormac's Chapel, Cashel, 84-86.
Cromlechs, their general character, 7; purpose and probable era, 8.
Cromlech in the Phoenix Park, 9;
--cromlech at Howth, 11;
--at Kilternan, 12;
--in the Druid's Glen, 14;
--on Mount Venus, 14;
--at Shanganagh, 15.
Cross, the, an emblem not peculiar to Christianity, 35.
Crosses, early; their varieties; examples at Tullagh and Finglas, 87, 88.
Croziers, ancient, 158; Cross of Cong, 159.

Dalkey Church, 120.
Domnach Airgid, containing a MS. of the Gospels used by St. Patrick, 164.
Donagare, urn from the rath of, 155.
Donoughmore Round Tower, 102-108.
Downpatrick, rath of, 38.
Dowth, sepulchral mound, or cairn of, 31-36; stone circle, 57.
Drogheda, gates of,--St. Laurence's, 145; West, 145; walls of, 143.
Druid's Glen cromlech, 14.
Druid's Seat near Killiney, 52.
Dublin, Cathedrals of St. Patrick and Christ Church, 113.
Dublin Penny Journal, its value in dispelling the ignorance that prevailed relative to Irish antiquities, 148.
Dumha-na-n-Giall, 41.
Dun-Aenghuis, 46.
Duns or raths, 37. See Raths.
Dunsany, font in the ruined church of, 131.

Early Christian antiquities, 55-108; value of Dr. Petrie's labours in reference to this branch of Irish archaeology, 56.
Early Christian architecture, monuments of, 3, 4.

Finglas, cross at, 88.
Fonts, 127-131; varieties of, 127, 128; examples,--
--Killiney, 127;
--Kilternan, 128;
--Killeshin, 128;
--Kilcarn, 128-131;
--Dunsany, 131;
--Christ Church, Dublin, 131.
Forradh, the, on Tara Hill, 41.
Fothath Ratha Graine, 44.

Gates of towns, St. Laurence's, Drogheda, 144;
--West Gate, Drogheda, 145;
--Ross, 145;
--Trim, 146.
Glanismole, pillar stones at, 18.
Glendalough, Valley of, 69;
--its ecclesiastical structures,
--the Lady's Church, 71;
--St. Kevin's Kitchen, 71, 72;
--Trinity Church, 72, 73;
--the Monastery, 73;
--Refeart or Royal Cemetery Church; "Cathedral," 74;
--remains of a caiseal or wall, 74;
--St. Kevin's Bed, 75;
--Round Tower, 108.
Graves, circular arrangement of at St. John's Point, and Town-y-Chapel, 97.
Gray Abbey, 112.

Hammers of stone, 153.
Howth cromlech, 11;
--church, 124, 125;
--St. Fenton's church, 125, 126.
Howth, tomb of Christopher Lord, in Howth Church, 125.

Iron weapons, &c., 165; remains of a sword found near Island Bridge, 166.

Jerpoint Abbey, 111, 112.

Kells, St. Columb's house at, 76; other interesting antiquities there, 77.
Kilcarn, Font in the ancient church of, 129-131.
Kildare Round Tower, 107.
Killeshin church, 79-82; font in, 128.
Killiney Church, 65-68; font in, 127.
Killiney, Druid's Seat at, 52; ancient inscribed stone at, 53.
Kilmallock Abbey, fine window in, 112.
Kilmurry, urn from, 155.
Kilternan Church, interesting features of, 68; font in, 128.
Kilternan cromlech, 12.

Lia Fail, or Stone of Destiny, improbability of its being carried into Scotland, 43;
--Stone now on Tara supposed to be, 41-43.
Lis, or Cathair, 45-47.
Lough Gur, stone circle near, 50.
Lusk Round Tower, 104.

Malahide Castle, 133-136.
Monasterboice, crosses of, 88-95;
--Round Tower, 104-106;
--ancient churches, ruins of, 106, 107.
Mount Venus, cromlech, 14.

Newgrange, mound or cairn at, general description of, 21-30;
--pillar stone near, 18;
--stone circle, 50.
Newtown Abbey, 115, 116.
Nowth, mound or cairn of, 30; stone urn from, 154.

Ogham Stones, 18; one in the Museum of Trinity College, 19.
Oratories, 57-61;
--Bee-hive house on Bishop's Island, 58;
--St. Senan's oratory, 59;
--remains in Ard-Oileán, 60.

Pagan Antiquities, 7-54.
Pagan remains,--what they principally consist of, 3.
Pastoral Crooks, 158.
Petrie's work on the Round Towers referred to, 57, 63, 82, 100.
Phoenix Park, account of the discovery of a tomb in the, in 1838, 8;
--extract from the Royal Irish Academy's report thereon, 10.
--Pillar stone at Tara suggested to be the true Lia Fail, or Stone of Destiny, 42.
Pillar stones, 17.

Rath Caelchu, 44.
Rath Graine, 44.
Rath Righ, or Cathair Crofinn, 40-41.
Raths, or duns, general account of, 37;
--probable uses of, 38;
--rath of Downpatrick, or Rath Keltair, 38;
--raths upon the Hill of Tara, 40-45.
Rathmichael Round Tower, 104.
Rathmullan, mound of, referred to, 35.
Ross, Gate of, 145.
Round Towers, Theories respecting, 98, 99;
--Dr. Petrie's conclusions, 100, 101;
--characteristic features of, 101, 102;
examples,--
--Antrim, 101;
--Donoughmore, 102;
--Clondalkin, 103, 104;
--Monasterboice, 104-106;
--Kildare, 107;
--Cloyne, 108;
--Glendalough, 108.
Royal Irish Academy, 149;
--its Museum, rich in Celtic antiquities, 149, 151;
--advantage of an attentive examination of the collection, 169.

Scurloughstown Castle, 139.
Sepulchral mounds or cairns, 20.
Sepulture, modes of, among the Pagan Irish, 20.
Shanganagh cromlech, 15.
Slieve-na-Greidle, stone circle on, 49.
Spear-heads of bronze, 152; of stone, 154.
St. Columb's House at Kells, 75-77.
St. Columba College, Stackallen, Museum of, 149.
St. Doulough's Church, 120-123.
St. Doulough's well, 123, 124.
St. Fechin's Church, remains of, in Ard-Oileán, 60.
St. Fenton's Church, 125, 126.
St. Flannan's house at Killaloe, 77.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 113.
St. Senan's oratory on Scattery Island, 59.
Staigue Fort, a cathair in the county of Kerry, 46.
Stone chalice, 161.
Stone circles, 48-54.
Stone cups, 161.
Stone weapons, 153.
Subterraneous chamber near Navan, 39.
Sword found near Island-bridge, 167.
Swords of bronze, 151.
Swords Round Tower, 104.

Tara, Hill of, chief monuments of, 40-45;
--Rath Righ, or Cathair Crofinn, 40;
--the Forradh, 41;
--Teach Cormac, 43.
Teach Midhchuarta, 44.
Tombstone, ancient, from Iniscealtra, 96.
Torques and golden ornaments, 150.
Trim, an interesting locality to the student of antiquity, 114;
--yellow steeple of, 146;
--Sheep-gate of, 146.
Trim Castle, 136-139;
--Mr. Butler's "Notices" of, referred to, 136, 138, 146.
Tullagh, Cross at, 88.

Urns, sepulchral, 9, 20, 154, 155.

Walls of towns, 143, 144.
Wexford, walls of, 143.

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