The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland

Illustrated in one hundred and twenty engravings, from drawings by W. H. Bartlett

With Historical and Descriptive Text by J. Stirling Coyne, N. P. Willis, etc.

Phoul a Phuca

Phoul a Phuca

circa 1841

« Contents of Volume I.

List of Illustrations

Chapter I.

Embark from Port Patrick--Donaghadee--Carrickfergus--An Irish Jaunting-car--Hollywood--Cave Hill--Belfast--Fondness of the Irish for Dancing and Music--The Irish Harp Society--An Irish Harper--A Peasant's Cabin--Drogheda--Malahide Castle--Miraculous Image of the Blessed Virgin--Ross-trevor--Monument to General Ross--Castle of Narrow Water

Chapter II.

View of Belfast Lough from Cave Hill--Castle of Carrickfergus--Road from Cave Hill to Larne--Larne--Ruins of the Castle of Olderfleet--Curraan--Island Magee--Cromlech and Rocking-stone

Chapter III.

Village and Castle of Glenarm--Monastery of Glenarm--Its Ancient History--Glenarm Bay--Vale of Glenariff--Inn of Cushendall--Promontory of Fair Head

Chapter IV.

The Grey Man's Path--Ballycastle--Discovery of an Ancient Colliery--Castle of Kenbane--Carrick-a-Rede--Danger in approaching this insulated Rock--Castle of Dunseverick--Rathlin Island

Chapter V.

First View of the Giant's Causeway--Strange Phenomenon on Portrush Point--Pleaskin Cliff--Cave of Dunkerry

Chapter VI.

Breakfast at Bushmills--Dunluce Castle--The Banshee Housemaids--Perilous Pathway to the Ruins--Ancient Traditions of the Castle--Extraordinary Boat Race

Chapter VII.

Dunluce to Coleraine and Limavady--Londonderry, its situation and appearance--Siege of Derry--The Town Walls and Walker's Pillar--Road from Derry to Enniskillen--Devenish Island--The Irish Funeral Cry--Lough Erne--Monastic and Antiquarian Relics on Devenish Island--Round Tower

Chapter VIII.

Ballyshannon--Sligo Abbey and Town--Hazlewood and Lough Gill--Ballina--Salmon-fishing on the Moy--Roserk Abbey--The Abbey of Moyne--Killala Bay--Landing of the French in 1798, and occupation of the Town

Chapter IX.

Lough Conn and Mount Nephin--Pontoon Bridge--Castlebar--Westport--Clew Bay--Clare Island, and the Ruins of Grana Uaile's Castle--Traditions respecting her--Killery Harbour--The Joyce Country, and "Big Jack Joyce"--Leenane--Lord Sligo's Lodge at Delphi

Chapter X.

Connemara, its wild grandeur--The Lake of Kylemore--Harbour of Clifden--The Castle--Character of the Connemara People--Ballinahinch Castle--The Twelve Pins of Binabola--Hill of Cloonacartan--Remarkable Mountains--A Pattern in Connemara--Garromin Lake--Flyn's Inn--St. Patrick's Well, a famous place of Pilgrimage--Life of St. Patrick

Chapter XI.

Approach to Galway--Spanish Aspect of the People and the Town--A Street in Galway--View of Galway from the Claddagh--Singular Character of the Claddagh People--Clare--Galway Abbey--The Shannon--Clonmacnoise, Ruins of the Seven Churches there--Doorway of M'Dermot's Church, and antique Stone Cross--The Shannon, from Portumna to Castle Connell--The Rapids of Doonass--View of Limerick and the Shannon from the Cathedral Tower--The Cathedral Bells--Castle of King John--Description of the Town--Thomond Bridge, Baal's Bridge, and Wellesley Bridge--Augustinian Abbey--Course of the Shannon

Chapter XII.

The Shannon near Tarbert--Scattery Island--Kilkee, a favourite Watering-place--Singular Scene on the Shore--Primitive Fishing Canoe--An Irish Cabin--The Puffing Rock--Caves of Ballybunnian--Volcanic appearance of the Cliffs--Ancient Raths at Kilkee

Chapter XIII.

The Rock of Cashel--Ecclesiastical Ruins thereon--Noble View from the summit of the Ruins--Legend of the Foundation of Cashel--The Cathedral--King Cormac's Chapel--Hore Abbey--Hacket's Abbey--Abbey of Holy Cross--View on entering Kilkenny--The Castle of Kilkenny--The Cathedral of St. Canice--Its Antiquarian Relics--St. John's and the Black Abbey--The Lady Alice Kettell, the reputed Witch--Jerpoint Abbey, a splendid architectural Ruin

Chapter XIV.

Waterford--The Wooden Bridge over the Suir--Dunbrody Abbey--Lismore Castle, once the property of Sir Walter Raleigh--The Blackwater below Dromana--Beauty of this River--Dromana and the Lords of Desmond--Town of Lismore--Conclusion