Index

From A Smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland 1906

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INDEX

N.B.—The numbers in parentheses after names of places denote the squares of the map where the names are to be found.

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ABBEY KNOCKMOY, 24, 160, 417.
Achilles, 54, 107.
Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae, 220.
Adam and Eve Monastery, Dublin, 213.
Adamnan, 182, 183, 219, 318.
—— his cross, 325.
Administration of justice, 86.
Adoption, 81.
Advocates and pleaders, 91.
Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, 214.
Adze, 446.
Aebinn or Aebill, the fairy queen, 104, 110, 111.
Aed mac Ainmirech, k. of Irel., 189, 335.
—— mac Criffan, 211.
—— Ruadh, father of Queen Macha, 109, 110.
—— Uaridneach, k. of Ireland, 272.
Aenach or Oenach, a fair: see Fairs.
—— Colmain or A. Life, 499, 509.
Aeneas, 103.
Aeneid, the, 103.
Aengus: see Angus.
—— Mac-in-Og, 108.
—— the Culdee, 177, 220, 221. See Feilire and Litany.
Age of moon, 196.
Aghaboe in Queen's Co. (39), 194.
Aghagower in Mayo, 164.
Agriculture, 142, 421 and following.
Ague, 272.
Aidan, Bishop, founder of Lindisfarne, 145, 146.
Ailech palace, now Greenan-Ely, (6), 308; described, 330.
Ailenn, palace, 332; described, 333.
Aileran the wise, 176.
Ailill, k. of Connaught, 332, 365.
—— son of Laery Lorc, 280, 334.
—— Olom, k. of Munster, 340, 341.
Aill-na-meeran at Ushnagh, 14.
Aine, the fairy queen, 110.
Aire, a chief, 77, 78, 503.
Aire-echta, a king's champion, 46.
Airmeda, the doctress, 265.
Aithech, a farmer, a peasant, 79, 84.
Alba, gen. Alban, old name of Scotland, 38. In Irish records, the name is sometimes applied to the whole of Britain (as at 33).
Alcuin, 176.
Alder tree, 377.
Aldfrid, k. of Northumbria, 177.
Aldhelm, bishop of Sherborne, 177, 178.
Ale, 348, 349, 350.
Alexander the Great, Life of, 212.
Allen, Hill of, 44, 45.
Alloys, metallic, 437.
Alphabet, 173, 183.
Alps, the, 36.
Altars, pagan, 95, 123.
Alum, 277.
Ambush in fighting, 66.
Amethysts, 401.
Amra of St. Columkille, 210.
Amulets, 123.
Amusements of people, 6; chap. xxv.
Ana or Anann, the goddess, 109.
Anchorites: see Hermits.
Angel, from Book of Kells, 386.
Anglesey, 35.
Anglo-Normans, 62, 67, 69, 71, 84, 159, 160, 191, 207, 234, 246, 288, 313, 340.
Anglo-Saxons, 48, 145, 174, 287, 300.
Angus, son of Erc, 37.
Animals as pets, 525.
—— connected with sport, 504.
Annalists, the Irish, 224.
Annals, 224, 225.
—— faithfulness and accuracy of, 225, 228.
—— principal books of, 228 to 230.
Antiphonary of Bangor, 222.
Antrim, Co. (7, 8), 38, 245.
Anvils, 441.
Apostles, the Twelve, of Erin, 139 and note.
Apples, 367.
Apprenticeship, 435.
Aran Islands (32), 177, 308.
Arch, construction of, 450.
Archery taught, 184.
Architects; see Builders.
Ardagh in Limerick, 246, 247, 249.
—— chalice, 246.
Ardan, s. of Usna, 39.
Ardoilen, off the Galway coast, 153.
Ard-ri, the supreme king, 15, 17.
Argonautic Expedition, translation of, 212.
Aristocracy, marks of, 376.
Ark, Noah's, 223.
—— of the Covenant, 65.
Armagh (17), 128, 168, 293, 526.
Armistice at fairs, 502, 503.
Armoric: see Breton.
Armour, 58.
Arms, 49 to 62, 121.
Arrows and arrow-heads, 50.
Art and artistic work, 9; chap. xii.
Art the Solitary, k. of Ireland, 328.
Artistic metal-work, 246.
Artisans: see Crafts and Craftsmen.
Ass, the, 491.
Assaroe at Ballyshannon, 109.
Assicus, St. Patrick's brazier, 453.
Assonance, 216.
Astronomy, 192 to 196.
Asylum, 158.
—— Military Asylums, 47.
Athboy, 15, 329.
Athelstan, King, 89.
Athene, 103.
Athlone Castle, 304.
Atkinson, Dr, Robert, 215, 222.
Auger, 446.
Augustin, an Irish monk in Carthage, 150, 193.
Augustine, St., of Canterbury, 145, 146.
Authority of kings, 22.
Avenger of blood, 46.
Awls, 446.
Axe, or hatchet, 445, 446: battleaxe 56.
Axletree, 484.

BAAL, the Phoenician god, 121.
Bacon and Pork, 354, 355.
Badb or Bodb, the war-fury, 112, 113, 368.
Badgers, 508, 511; as food, 355.
—— skins of, 382.
Baetan, an Irish monk in Carthage, 150.
Bagpipes, 256.
Baile (bally), a homestead, a townland, 289, 290.
Baile-atha-cliath, Dublin, 481.
Baily Lighthouse at Howth, 329.
Baking, 362, 363.
Balaam, Balak, 97.
Balances, 11, 474, 475.
Ballaghmoon in Kildare, 482.
Ballaun, a drinking-vessel, a cup-like hollow in a stone, 318, 319.
Ballintober Abbey in Mayo, 160.
Balls of gold for the hair, 418, 419: balls for goaling, 513.
Ballybetagh, 375.
Ballyknockan fort, the ancient Dinnree (46), 334.
Ballymagauran in Cavan, 118.
Ballymote (21), Book of, 212, 223.
Ballyshannon (9, 10), 109, 110.
Ballyshiel in King's County, 267.
Balor of the mighty blows, 130.
Baltinglass (40), 333, 335.
Bananach, a female goblin, 114.
Banba, the Dedannan queen, 117.
Bangor in Co. Down (12), 151, 175, 222.
Bann, River (7), 42.
Banners, 64.
Banqueting Hall at Tara, 289, 292, 298, 344, 371, 498: described, 325, 326.
Banquets to men of learning, 191.
Banshee, a fairy-woman, a woman from the fairy-hills, 110, 111.
Baptismal font of Clonard, 138.
Barbers and hairdressers, 377, 380.
Barclay, Alex., the poet, 347.
Bardic Schools, 180.
Barley, 426.
Barm or yeast, 362.
Barn, 299, 300.
Barrow, the river, 337.
Baths and bathing, 377.
—— described, 381.
Battle-axe, 56.
Battle-goblins, 112.
Bawn, a cattle enclosure, 311.
Bavaria, 163, 243.
Beads for necklaces, 294, 402.
Beal Boru near Killaloe, 339.
Beard, the, 380.
Bebinn, the female doctor, 276.
Bective Abbey in Meath, 160.
Bede, the Venerable, 37, 133, 145, 146, 178, 227, 468.
Beds and bedsteads, 301 to 305.
Beechmast, 368, 429.
Beef, 354.
Bees, 363, 364, 365.
Beestings, 361.
Beeswax, 370, 371.
Bel, an Irish idol so called, 120, 121.
Belfast, (12), 20.
Bell of Cummascach mac Ailello, 168.
—— of St. Patrick, or Bell of the Will, 165, 166, 167: see Bells.
Belle Isle in Lough Erne, 229.
Bellows, 441 to 443.
Bells, 165, 258, 430, 453.
Belltaine, May Day, 120, 123, 479.
Benedict, St., 146.
Bennaid, the female brewy, 92.
Berla Feine, the Old Irish language, 74, 198.
Bernard, the Rev. Dr., 222.
—— Dr., of Derry, 331.
Biatach, a public victualler, 375.
Bible, 143, 150, 202, 218.
Billhook, 446.
Binn, the female physician, 276.
Bird nets and traps, 511, 512.
Birds as food, 356.
—— divination from voices of, 98.
—— feathers of, for roofs, 293, 485.
—— singing, 522, 523.
Bishops, 139.
Black dye and dyestuff, 467.
Blacksmith and his forge, 440 to 444. See Smiths.
Blackthorn, 368.
Blanid's three cows, 523.
Blemish in a king not allowable, 18.
Blinding as punishment, 90.
Blue in dyeing, 467.
Blush of shame and blush-fine, 373.
Bo-aire, a class of chief, 78, 79.
Boand, the lady, 337.
Boats, 491 to 493.
Bobbio in Italy, 222.
Bocanach, a male goblin, 114.
Bodb Derg, the fairy-king, 106, 108.
Bodleian Library at Oxford, 214.
Body-fine, compensation for homicide, 89.
Bog-butter, 360.
Bogs, 3, 369, 432.
Bohereen or boreen, a little road, 481.
Bonnaght, a soldier serving for pay, 47.
Bookbinding, 10, 453, 470.
Book of Acaill, 73, 275.
—— of Armagh, 198, 242.
—— of Armagh described, 218.
—— of Ballymote, 212, 223.
—— of Cuana, 209.
—— of Dimma, 218.
—— of Durrow, 242.
—— of Fermoy, 213.
—— of Genealogies, 232.
—— of Hy Many, 213.
—— of Hymns, 222.
—— of Invasions, 212.
—— of Kells, 143, 218, 240, 242, 377, 378.
—— of Lecan, 213.
—— of Lecan, Yellow, 212.
—— of Leinster, 208, 211.
—— of Lismore, 213.
—— of Mac Durnan, 241, 242.
—— of Rights, 489, 493, 495
—— of St. Moling, 218.
—— of the Dun Cow, 198, 208, 209, 210, 211.
—— of the O'Hickeys, 270.
—— of the O'Lees, 270.
—— of the O'Shiels, 270.
Book-satchels, 206.
Books, destruction of, 206.
—— in pagan times, 169, 171, 172.
—— of law, 73.
—— of medicine, 268, 269, 270.
—— of mixed subjects, 208.
Booleying and booleys, 431, 432.
Borreen brack or barn brack, a speckled cake, 362.
Borrowing and lending, 519.
Boru or Boroma tribute, 124, 211, 237.
Boundaries between territories, 422.
Bow and arrow, 50.
Boycott in ancient times, 88.
Boyle in Roscommon (21), 230.
Boyne, the river (29), 13, 357.
Bracelets: see Rings.
Bracteate coins, 476.
Bran, son of Febal, 107, 108, 126.
Branch of peace, 504.
Branduff, k. of Leinster, 335, 353.
Brasiers and founders, 437.
Brass, 434, 435, 437.
Bray in Wicklow, 481.
Bread, 362, 363.
Breccan, grandson of Niall 9H., 492.
Breeches, 391, 488.
Brehon, a judge, 71, 89, 90.
—— Laws, 11, 25, chap, iv., 268.
Brendan, St., of Clonfert, the Navigator, 492, 526.
Breton or Armoric language, 197, 198, 199, 200.
Brewers, 350.
Brewy, a keeper of a house of public hospitality, 19, 92, 305, 311, 353, 358, 381.
—— described, 373.
Brian Boru, 26, 30, 288.
"Brian Boru's harp," 255.
Bricriu, of the venom tongue, 39.
Bride, purchased for bride-price, 283, 284.
Bridges, 4, 482, 483.
Bridles, 488, 489.
Brigh Brugaid, the female lawyer, 286.
Brigit, the pagan goddesses of that name, 109.
Brigit, St., of Kildare, 144, 154, 220, 453.
Bristol, 80.
Britain, 33, 34, 95, 135, 144, 146, 149, 172, 177, 245, 292, 477, 492: see England.
British or Britannic languages, 197.
—— Museum, 213, 214, 400.
Britons, 33, 37, 135, 177, 290, 348, 468.
Broinbherg, the hospital of Emain, 273.
Bronze, 434, 435, 437, 439, 440, 448, 449.
Broo or Bro at New Grange, 538.
Brooches, 391, 413, 414, 415.
Brooklime, 366. Broth, 355.
Bruden Da Choga, 113.
—— Da Derga: see Da Derga.
Brugh, a great house, 306.
—— on the Boyne, 108.
Bruree (44), royal residence, 340, 341.
Buffoons and jesters, 501, 516, 517.
Builders, 435, 436.
Building, 289 to 300; 435, 436, 444.
Buildings and other material church requisites, 155 to 168.
Bunne-do-at, a sort of open ring, 411, 412, 413, 477.
Bunting and his music, 262.
Burial, modes of, 534.
—— mounds, 538, 539 to 545.
Burning the dead: see Cremation.
Burns, Robert, 527.
Butlers (the family), 69.
Butter, 359, 360, 492.
Buttevant Abbey, 160.
Buttons, 391, 392, 402.
Byzantium, 242, 244.

CABBAGE or Kale, 366.
Caelchon, the Munster chief, 326.
Caher, a circular stone fort, 306, 308, 309.
Caher in Tipperary (51), 339, 340.
Caherconree (49), 42.
Caher-crofinn at Tara, 323.
Cahirmore, k. of Ireland, 510.
Cailte mac Remain, 43, 276.
Cakes, 362, 363.
Caldrons, 352, 353, 440.
Calendar, the, 193.
Calendars, 220. Caman, a hurling-stick, hurling, 513.
Cambrai, 200.
Camden, 29. Camin, St., of Inishcaltra, 272.
Campion, Edmund, 504.
Cancer (disease), 272.
Candles and candlesticks, 370, 371.
Canoes, 491 to 493.
Cape for shoulders, 385, 389.
Capital punishment, 89, 90.
Caps and hats, 395.
Carbery Baskin, and Carbery Musc, 37.
—— of the Liffey, king of Ireland, King Cormac mac Art's son, 24, 44.
—— Kinncat, k. of Ireland, 72.
—— Riada or Reuda, 37, 227.
Carbury Hill and Castle in Kildare (29, 35), 336.
Cardiganshire, 35.
Cardinal points, 526.
Carding wool, 462.
Carlingford peninsula, 235.
Carlow Castle (40), 311.
Carlsruhe, 200.
Carman, fair of, 493, 495, 500.
Carmichael, Alexander, 261.
Carn, a heap, a monumental heap of stones, 106.
Carnarvon, 35.
Carnfree, the O'Conors' inauguration mound, 22.
Carns in Roscommon, 22.
Carolan, the harper, 254.
—— his music, 262.
Carpenters, 437, 444.
Carrickfergus Castle (12), 296.
Carrick-on-Suir, 482.
Carrigcleena, near Mallow (50), 110, 111.
Carrots, 366.
Cars and carts, 486.
Carthage, 150.
Carving and Carvers, 445.
Cashel, a circular stone-fortification, 112, 306, 309.
—— in Tipperary, (45), 160, 337, 493.
Castledermot church window, 452.
—— high cross of, 255.
Castles, 291, 296, 297, 304, 311, 312, 313.
Castletown Moat, 39, 40. Cat, the, 508.
Catalogue of Irish saints, 135 and following pages; 153.
Cathach, or "battler," a consecrated relic, 64.
—— of the O'Donnells, 65, 218.
Cathbad the druid, 100.
Cattle as a standard of value, 477.
Causeways, 483.
Cavalry, 67.
Cavan, Co. (22, 23), 16.
Ceile, a free rent-paying tenant, 79, 84, 85.
Celestine, Pope, 133.
Celt, a sort of axe, 32, 57.
Celtar, a cloak of invisibility, 103.
Celtic languages, 197, 198.
Cells, the, 32, 64, 95, 122, 125, 245, 292, 294, 465.
Cemeteries, 497.
—— described, 537.
Cenobitical monasteries, 140.
Cethern of the brilliant deeds, 42, 65.
Chain of silence or of attention, 504.
Chalice, the Ardagh, 246.
Chalk used on shields, 60.
Champion, the king's, 27, 46.
Charcoal, 369, 370, 438, 441, 444.
Chariots and charioteers, 4, 42, 43, 45.
—— described, 483 to 486.
Chariot-racing, 510.
Charlemagne, 194, 227, 242.
Charms and spells, 102, 103, 104.
Chase and capture of wild animals, 510 and following.
Chastity and modesty prized, 284.
Cheese, 360, 361. Chess, 29.
—— described, 514.
—— taught, 184.
Chiefs and nobles, 18, 19, 77, 91.
Children of Lir, story of, 237.
Children, position of, 285, 286, 287, 520.
Chimneys, 298.
China, great wall of, 424.
Chisels, 418.
Chivalry, 65.
Christchurch, Dublin, 549.
Christianity, chap. vi.
Chronicon Scotorum, 230.
Churches and monastic buildings, 155 to 163.
Churns, 318.
Cimbaeth, k. of Ireland, 330.
Circular gold plates, 413.
Cities and towns, 6, 290.
Clann children, a group of relations supposed to be descended from a common ancestor, 81.
Clannaboy, or Clandeboye, 20.
Clapping of hands in divination, 99.
Clare County (37, 38), 16, 406.
Classes of Irish Music, 259.
—— of kings, 17.
—— of people, five main, 77.
—— of Tales, 233, 234.
Classification of Irish Literature, 214.
—— of upper garments, 384.
Claudian, the Roman poet, 33, 34.
Claymore, a great sword, 55.
Cleena, the fairy queen, 110, 111.
Cloak of darkness, 103.
Cloaks, 385 to 388; 391.
Clochan, a beehive-shaped hut, 153, 290.
Clod-mallet, 427.
Clogher in Tyrone, 120.
Clonard in Meath (29), 138, 175, 182, 482.
Clonmacnoise (34), 161, 176, 209, 229, 230, 486, 495.
Clonroad near Ennis, 339.
Clontarf (36), Battle of, 67, 104, 113, 207, 226.
Cloon-O, 99.
Clowns, 29, 501.
Coal, 302, 441.
Coal-mines, 441.
Cobthach the Slender, k. of Ireland, 280, 334.
Cockles used in dyeing, 468.
Cognisance on shields, 60.
Cogue, a drinking-cup, 317.
Coinage, coins, 11, 476.
Coir Anmann, 232.
Coleraine (7), 42.
Colgan, the Rev. John, 220.
Colic, 272.
Collas, the Three, 330.
Collar of Moran, 128.
Colleges: see Schools.
Colloquy of the Ancient Men, 237.
Colman, bishop of Lindisfarne, 146, 178.
—— St., of Cloyne, 271.
—— St., of Templeshanbo, 526.
Colonisations by Irish, 32.
Colours of garments, 7, 383, 385.
Coltsfoot, 370.
Columbanus, St., 151, 176.
Columb's house at Kells, 140.
Columkille or Columba, St., 65, 122, 140, 143, 144, 145, 146, 163, 183, 189, 219, 220, 222, 518, 526.
Combs, 379.
Comgall, St., of Bangor, 175.
Comgan or Mac da Cherda, 522.
Commentaries on Law, 74.
Commerce, 11, 494, 495.
Committee of Nine for Br. Laws, 73.
Common descent from an ancestor, 80, 81.
Commons land, 83, 429, 431.
Communication by water, 491 to 493.
Compasses (for circles), 446.
Compensation, Law of, 86, 87, 88.
Comrar, a stone coffin or cist, 543.
Conall Cernach, 39, 114, 377.
—— son of Blathmac, 457.
Conan Mael, 43.
Conari or Conaire the Great, k. of Ireland, 28, 31, 99, 131, 211, 516, 517.
—— the Second, k. of Ireland, 37.
Concobar mac Nessa, 27, 39, 100, 115, 235, 276, 329.
Condiment, 357.
Confession ot St. Patrick, 34, 154, 218.
Congal Claen, prince of Ulster, 357.
Conleth, St., bishop of Kildare, 453.
Conn the Hundred Fighter, or of the Hundred Battles, k. of Ireland, 113, 210.
Connaught, 13, 16, 122, 165, 235.
—— extent of, anciently, 13, 16.
Connla the Comely, story of, 210, 211.
Conquests of Irish, 32.
Consumption (illness), 272.
Conventions and fairs, 326, 496, 497.
Convents and nuns in Ireland, 153.
Convulsions (illness), 272.
Cooks and Cooking, 351, 501.
Cooley, the Carlingford peninsula, 235.
Copenhagen, 147.
Copper, 434, 435, 437.
Copperas as medicine, 277.
Corc, k. of Munster, 337.
Corcomroe Abbey in Clare, 160.
Cork (56), 356.
Cormac mac Art, king, 24, 26, 43, 44, 92, 115, 132, 310, 324, 325, 327, 342, 344, 361, 456.
Cormac Mac Cullenan, 201, 230.
Cormac's chapel at Cashel, Pref., xxiv; 158.
Cormac's Glossary, 201, 230.
Corn (grain), its preparations, 361, 362, 426, 427.
Cornish language, 197, 198, 200.
Corn-mills, 456.
Corn-ricks, 427.
Cornwall, 435.
Coroticus, Patrick's epistle to, 154.
Corpse, rights of a, 531, 532.
—— branch-covering for, 534.
Corrody, paid maintenance in a monastery, 520.
Corrievreckan, 493 and note.
Costume illustrated, 378, 386, 387, 389, 390, 391, 393.
Cottage industries, 10, 463, 466.
Couches, 301 to 305.
Coursing with hounds, 510.
Court officers of kings, 25.
Courts of Justice, 5, 90.
Cow-herds, 430.
Cowl, 389.
Cows, 428.
—— as a standard of value, 477.
Coyne and livery, 85.
Craftsmen, social position and protection of, 452 to 455.
Craglea or Crageevill, near Killaloe (38), 110, 111, 338.
Crane or heron, 357.
—— for lifting, 447.
Crannoge, an insulated dwelling, 313.
Creeveroe, at Emain, 330.
Cremation, 534, 535, 536.
Cremation-ashes thrown into water, 506.
Crescents, gorgets, and necklets, 404 to 410.
Cridenbel, the satirist, 280. Criffan the Great, k. of Irel. (A.D. 366 to 379), 33, 34.
Criffan, son of Cahirmore, 510.
Crimson, in dyeing, 467.
Crofton Croker's Fairy Legends, 342.
Croghan, palace of (21, 22), 112, 235, 300, 455, 497, 498.
—— described, 331.
Cromlechs, 543 to 546.
Cromm Cruach, the idol, 118, 119, 205.
Croom or Crom in Limerick (44), 69.
Crops, 426. Crosiers, 453.
Cross of Cong, 246, 247, 249, 250.
Cross placed over graves, 549.
Crossan, a gleeman, 516, 517.
Crosses, 249, 416, 485, 486.
Crown or diadem, 25, 415, 416, 417.
Cualann, district of (36), 481.
Cuan O'Lochain, 321.
Cuculainn, 39, 48, 49, 59, 114, 115, 126, 196, 235, 277, 303, 418, 484.
Cuilmen, a great book, 209.
Cullen in Tipperary, 450.
Cummascach mac Ailello, his bell, 168.
Cummian or Cummain Fota, St., 176, 222.
Cupping and cupping-horn, 276.
Curath-mir, 'the champion's bit,' 114, 345.
Curds, 360, 361.
Curoi mac Daire, 42.
Curragh of Kildare, 333.
—— fair and races of, 499, 509, 510.
Curraghs or wicker boats, 471, 491, 492.
Cuthbert, St., 145.
Cutts Waterfall on the Bann, 40.
Cycles, astronomical and chronological, 193, 194.
—— of Historical Tales, 234.
Cyclopean building, 308.

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