Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull

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[1] Carew, Cal., i, No. 200, p. 244.

[2] Ibid., i, No. 248, pp. 368-369.

[3] Ibid., i, No. 241, pp. 360-361.

[4] See Shane's letter to Sussex, Viceroy of Ireland, dated 1561, Appendix VII.

[5] Campian, History, ed. Ware, p. 189.

[6] MS. Titus, B. xii, p. 22, verso; and Pembridge, Annals.

[7] Carew, Cal., i, No. 239, p. 352.

[8] Ulster Journal of Archaeology (1855), iii, 45.

[9] For an account of Shane's death see infra, p. 344-45.

[10] The same reply was made by MacCarthy Reagh to Captain Stephen ap Harry; see Carew, Cal., i, No. 61, p 77.

[11] For the letters and examinations of Richard Creagh see Shirley, Original Letters, LXIII, LXIV, LXV, CVI, CXX, CXXI; Moran, Spic. Oss., i, 45 seq., and the State Papers of the time. Stuart's History of Armagh gives an account of his dealings with Shane.

[12] So styled from the name of the family by whom he was fostered.

[13] From the Norse sumer and lidi, summer-soldier or viking, an old name in the MacDonnell family. Buidhe means fair or yellow-haired.

[14] The Route is in the north-east of Co. Antrim.

[15] Letter to Lord Justice Arnold, in George Hill, Macdonnells of Antrim, pp. 133-135.

[16] Letter to Lord Justice Arnold, in George Hill, Macdonnells of Antrim, pp. 140-143, and Notes.

[17] Ibid., p. 145, Note 84.

[18] In September 1588 there were thirty of these lads held as hostages in Dublin Castle, "some of them boys of ten, twelve, or sixteen years, or thereabouts," Cal. S.P.I., Eliz. cxliii, No. 45, pp. 154-155; ibid., cxxxvi, No. 18, pp. 11-12.

[19] "Brief Declaration of the Government of Ireland," in Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica (1772), i, 106. See also Carew, Cal., in, No. 218, p. 152; Cox, Hibernia Anglicana, i, 399.

[20] Meehan, Rise and Fall of the Franciscan Monasteries in Ireland. His description of Donegal is taken from the contemporary record of Father Mooney, one of the dispersed monks, who employed his leisure at the convent of St Antony, at Louvain, in writing an account of the Franciscan monasteries of his own country. It is therefore a first-hand authority.

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