A CONCISE HISTORY OF IRELAND

By

P. W. Joyce

CONTENTS

Preface

PART I:

The Manners, Customs and Institutions of the Ancient Irish

Chapters:—

I. The Irish Language
II. Irish Literature
III. Ecclesiastical Writings
IV. Annals, Histories, Genealogies
V. Historical and Romantic Tales
VI. The Brehon Law
VII. The Law of Compensation
VIII. Grades and Groups of Society
IX. The Tenure of Land
X. Irish Music
XI. Irish Art
XII. Dwellings, Fortresses, Ecclesiastical Buildings
XIII. Various Customs

PART II.

Ireland under Native Rulers

Chapters:—

I. Legends of the Early Colonies
II. The Kings of Pagan Ireland
III. Saint Patrick
IV. Early Christian Ireland
V. Religion and Learning
VI. The Danish Wars
VII. Brian Boru
VIII. The Battle of Clontarf
IX. Preparing the Way for the Invader

PART III.

The Period of the Invasion, 1172-1547

Chapters:—

I. Dermot MacMurrogh
II. The First Anglo-Norman Adventurers
III. King Henry in Ireland
IV. Raymond le Gros
V. John de Courcy
VI. King John in Ireland
VII. A Century of Turmoil
VIII. Edward Bruce
IX. The Statute of Kilkenny
X. Art Mac Murrogh Kavanagh
XI. During the War of the Roses
XII. Poynings' Law
XIII. Garrett, the Great Earl of Kildare
XIV. Garrett, Ninth Earl of Kildare
XV. The Rebellion of Silken Thomas
XVI. General Submission

PART IV.

The Period of Insurrection, Confiscation and Plantation

Chapters:—

I. New Causes of Strife
II. The State Religion
III. Shane O'Neill
IV. The Geraldine Rebellion
V. The Plantations
VI. Hugh Roe O'Donnell
VII. Hugh O'Neill Earl of Tyrone
VIII. The Rebellion of Hugh O'Neill
IX. The Battle of the Yellow Ford
X. The Earl of Essex
XI. Lord Mountjoy and Sir George Carew
XII. The Siege and Battle of Kinsale
XIII. The Siege of Dunboy
XIV. The Retreat of O'Sullivan Beare
XV. The Flight of the Earls
XVI. The Plantation of Ulster
XVII. The "Graces"
XVIII. The Rebellion of 1641
XIX. The Confederation of Kilkenny
XX. Cromwell
XXI. The Cromwellian Plantation
XXII. Restoration and Compromises
XXIII. Religious Troubles after the Restoration
XXIV. James the Second
XXV. The Siege of Derry
XXVI. The Battle of the Boyne
XXVII. The Siege of Limerick
XXVIII. The Siege of Athlone and the Battle of Aughrim
XXIX. The Second Siege and Treaty of Limerick

PART V.

The Period of the Penal Laws

Chapters:—

I. The Penal Code
II. Restrictions on Irish Trade and Manufacture
III. "The Sixth of George I. "
IV. Struggles for Parliamentary Independence
V. The Expedition of Thurot
VI. Secret Societies
VII. Progress towards Parliamentary Independence
VIII. The American War and Its Effects on Ireland
IX. The Volunteers
X. The Dawn
XI. Legislative Independence
XII. Parliamentary and Commercial Reform
XIII. More Secret Societies
XIV. An Instalment of Emancipation
XV. Disappointed Hopes
XVI. Drifting towards Rebellion
XVII. The Rebellion of 1798
XVIII. The Union
XIX. Robert Emmet's Insurrection
XX. Daniel O'Connell
XXI. Catholic Emancipation
XXII. The Tithe War

PART VI.

The Modern Period

Chapters:—

I. To the Death of O'Connell
II. Parnell
III. To the Death of Parnell
IV. Industrial Progress

NOTE ON THE FORMATION OF COUNTIES