Treating of the Government, Military System, and Law; Religion, Learning and Art; Trades, Industries, and Commerce; Manners, Customs, and Domestic Life, of the Ancient Irish People
P. W. Joyce
Frontispiece to the Epistle of St. Jerome in the Book of Durrow. Specimen of ancient Irish penwork (From Miss Stoke's Early Christian Art in Ireland).
Sculpture on a Column, Church of the Monastery, Glendalough (From Petrie's Round Towers)
GOVERNMENT, MILITARY SYSTEM, AND LAW
GOVERNMENT BY KINGS
THE BREHON LAWS
RELIGION, LEARNING, AND ART
LEARNING AND EDUCATION
IRISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
ANNALS, HISTORIES, AND GENEALOGIES
HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC TALES
MEDICINE AND MEDICAL DOCTORS
SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC LIFE.
FOOD, FUEL, AND LIGHT: PUBLIC HOSTELS
DRESS AND PERSONAL ADORNMENT
AGRICULTURE AND PASTURAGE
WORKERS IN WOOD, METAL, AND STONE
CORN MILLS AND QUERNS
TRADES AND INDUSTRIES CONNECTED WITH CLOTHING
MEASURES, WEIGHTS, AND MEDIUMS OF EXCHANGE
LOCOMOTION AND COMMERCE
PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES, SPORTS, AND PASTIMES
VARIOUS SOCIAL CUSTOMS AND OBSERVANCES
DEATH AND BURIAL
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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