Index (7)

From A Smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland 1906

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INDEX

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

SACRED armistice of the Greeks, 503.
Sacred Island, i.e. Ireland, 494.
Saddles, 487, 488.
Saffron-dye, 388, 468.
Sai-re-Cerd, 'a sage in handicraft,' 455.
Saint: see under the respective names.
—— David's Monastery in Wales, 144.
—— Doulogh's Church near Dublin, 156.
—— Gall in Switzerland, 194, 200, 252.
—— John's Day (24th June), 123.
—— Nicholas' College, Galway, 232.
Saints' love of animals, 526.
Saints, three orders of: see Three Orders.
Salmon, 357, 362, 512.
—— in wells, 164.
Salt, 351, 358.
Saltair-na-Rann, 192, 196, 221.
Saltair, or Psalter of Cashel, 209.
—— of Tara, 498.
Salutation, modes of, 518.
Salzburg, 194.
Samain (1st of November), 112, 118, 479, 497, 498.
Samera, the chief, 114.
Sanctuary, 158.
Sapphires, 401.
Sarcophagi, 537 to 546.
Satchels, for books, 206.
Satin, 382, 385.
Satire and satirists, 188.
Sausages, 356.
Saw (a carpenter's), 445.
Saxons, 33, 290.
Scabbard, 55, 56.
Scallcrow, or royston crow, 113.
Scandinavians, 287: see Danes and Norsemen.
Scathach, the female champion, 277.
Scattery Island (13), 128.
School life and school methods, 181.
Schools lay, 8, 174, 178.
—— monastic or ecclesiastical, 8, 137, 174 to 184.
—— pagan, 174, 179, 180.
Science knowledge of, 191.
Scissors, 462.
Scotch and Irish music, 263.
Scotch Gaelic, 197, 198.
Scotch harpers learning from Ireland, 252.
Scotchmen, 27, 47, 55, 120, 252, 355.
Scotch pipes, 256.
Scotland, 20, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 60, 95, 112, 122, 144, 163, 165, 198, 227, 253, 261, 263, 292, 302, 307, 310, 345, 383, 461, 492, 499 see Hebrides.
Scots (i.e. the Irish), 32, 33, 37, 133, 135 146, 178, 227, 290.
Scott's novels referred to, 302, 345.
Screpall a coin, a weight, 474, 476.
Scribes, Irish, 202, 204, 239 to 244.
Scripture 143, 150, 218.
Sculpture, 249.
Scythe, 427.
Sea, the, 528.
Seals as food, 355.
—— skins of, 382.
Seasons, the four, 478, 479.
Sechnall, St , 222.
Secular clergy, 136, 137.
Sed, a jewel, 10, 29, 401, 402.
—— a cow as an article of value, 402, 478.
Seds or jewels, keeper of, 29.
Sedulius, 176.
Seirkieran in King's County, 144.
Senait Mac Manus in Lough Erne, 220.
Senan, St., of Scattery, 128.
Senchan Torpest, the poet, 188.
Senchus Mor, 73, 74.
Seneschal, 28.
Sentinels and watchmen, 63.
Separation of man and wife, 285.
Sept, a group of people connected by blood, 80.
Sepulchral chambers, 537 to 546.
—— monuments, 540.
Sepulchres: see Cemeteries.
—— Greek, 538.
Serpents and reptiles, 117, 524, 525.
Seven Churches, 158.
—— degrees of wisdom, 180.
—— Romans buried in Aran, 177.
Sewing, 383, 469, 471 see Needlework.
Shakespeare's plays, 130, 188.
Shanachie, a historian a storyteller, 6, 64, 186, 232, 238, 344.
Shanid Castle in Limerick (43), 69.
Sharpening tools, 449.
Shaving, 380, 381.
Shears and shearing, 462.
Sheath for a sword, 55, 56.
Shee, a fairy, a fairy palace, 103, 105, 106, 109, 124.
Sheep, 430.
Sheephouse, 299.
Shees open at Samain, 112.
Sheets for beds, 303.
Sheevia, a kind of fairy, 115.
Shellfish used in dyeing, 468.
Shells as a land improver, 425.
—— for lime, 450.
Shepherd, 430.
Shetland Islands, 150.
Shiel, Dr., of Ballyshannon, 267.
Shield, 59, 344, 345, 446.
Shield bearer or squire, 344.
Shingles for roofs, 293.
Ships and boats, 491 to 493.
Shirt, 394.
Shoeing horses 490.
Shoemaker, the fairies', 116.
Shoes and sandals, 347, 396 to 399.
Shoes, magical, 116.
—— of metal, 397, 398.
—— taken off at meals, 347.
Shovel, 427, 428.
Showmen, 501.
Shrine of St.
Maidoc, 378.
—— of St Manchan, 390.
—— of St Patrick's bell, 165, 166, 167.
Shrines for relics and books, 147, 217, 438.
Shroud and winding sheet, 533.
Sickles, 426.
Sick maintenance, 274.
Sid-Aeda at Ballyshannon, 109.
Sid Buidb or Sidh Bhuidhbh, Bodb Derg's palace, 108.
Side or Sid, a fairy, a fairy dwelling, an elf mound, see Shee.
Sieves, 363.
Silence at meetings, how obtained, 504.
Silk, 382, 385.
Silver, 244, 245.
—— dishes at dinner, 365.
—— and gold as mediums of exchange, 476, 477, 478.
Skellig Island off Kerry, 153.
Skreen Hill in Meath, 45.
Slainge, first king of Ireland, 31.
Slan, wells so called, 122.
Slane on the Boyne (29), 137, 357, 481.
Slaves and slavery, 80.
Sledges and hammers, 441, 447.
Sleeping accommodation, 300.
Sleeping draught, 277.
Sleight of hand tricks, 517.
Slieve Anierin, a mountain in Leitrim, 435.
—— Fuait or Fuaid near Newtown-Hamilton in Armagh (17), 481.
—— Golry in Longford, 368.
—— Mish in Kerrry (49), 117.
Slievenamon in Tipperary, 111.
Sligo, (15), 160.
Sling and sling stones, 49.
Sloe-bush or blackthorn and its fruit, 368.
Smallpox, 271.
Smelting, 245, 434, 435.
Smiths and smithwork, 101, 109, 437, 440 to 444.
—— goddess of, 109.
Smith's song, 260.
Snakes, 524.
Sneezing, divination from, 98.
Soap, 381.
Soldiers tied in pairs, 67.
Solinus, 55, 491.
Solstices, 193.
Sons of Usna, 39.
Sorcerers and sorcery, 102.
Soul, immortality of, 102, 125.
Sound as a distance measure, 473.
Spades, 427, 428.
—— for turf, 369.
Spancel, 432.
Spears and spearheads, 51, 438, 511.
Speckled Book, 211.
Spells and charms, 102, 103, 104.
Spenser, Edmund, 188, 517.
Spindles, 463.
Spinning, 463.
Spits for roasting, 351.
Sprouts (vegetables), 355.
Spunk, tinder, 370.
Spurs, none used, 490.
Staigue Fort in Kerry, 308.
Standards or banners, 64.
Standing up as mark of respect, 518.
Stars, observation of 98, 196.
Steel, 449: steelyard, 475.
Stilicho, the Roman general, 34.
Stirabout or porridge, 362, 363.
Stirrups, none used, 490.
Stitching wounds, 276.
Stock, lending of to tenants, 22, 84.
Stokes, Miss Margaret, Frontispiece, Preface, xii.
—— her pilgrimages in search of traces of Irish saints, 150.
—— Whitley, D.C.L., LL.D., 201, 219, 221, 222, 229, 232, 237, 334.
Stone, building in, 436, 450 to 452.
—— circles, 543.
—— of the Divisions, 14.
Stone vessels, 314.
—— for weapons and tools, 434.
Stone carving, 249.
Stones, adoration of, 118, 119, 120, 424.
Stories: see Tales.
Story telling, 238.
Stowe missal, 242.
Strainer, 349.
Stratagem in war, 66.
Strategy, tactics, and modes of fighting, 62.
Straw for beds, 303.
—— for floors, 305.
—— for thatching, 293.
Strawberries, 368.
Strongbow, i.e. Richard, earl of Clare, his tomb, 549.
Stroove and Stroove Bran in Donegal, 97.
Structure of society, 77.
Stuarts, the, 38.
Styles for writing on waxed tablets, 205.
—— of Irish music, the three, 260.
Subordination of military ranks, 63.
Subsidies, 83.
Subterranean chambers in forts, 307, 308.
Sullivan, Dr. W. K., Pref. vii. Sun, the, 122.
—— worship 122, 123.
Sundays and holidays, 141, 343.
Sundial, 193.
Surnames, 21.
Swearing by arms, 121.
—— by elements, 123, 124.
—— by the gods, 104.
Sweating houses (medicine), 277, 278, 279.
Swimming, 5, 184.
Swine: see Pigs.
Swineherds, 430.
Switzerland, 140, 163, 314.
Swords (arms), 55, 56.
Symmachus, the Roman, 504.
Synchronisms of Flann, 228.

TABLECLOTH, 347.
Tables (in houses), 346.
Tablet-staves for writing on, 202 to 205.
Tacitus, 494.
Tailltenn (29), 15, 329, 344, 497, 498, 499.
Tain bo Quelna, 210, 211, 212, 265, 346.
—— described, 235.
Tairill, St Patrick's brasier, 453.
Tales, historical and romantic, chap. xi.
—— educational function of, 179, 181.
—— general character of, 237.
Taliesin, the ancient Welsh bard, 127.
Tallaght (35, 36), near Dublin, 271.
Tanist, the elected successor to a living king or chief, 19.
Tanistry, 86.
Tanning, 471.
Tara (29), 15, 17, 20, 90, 92, 96, 100, 131, 169, 211, 246, 289, 292, 298, 310, 312, 318, 329, 344, 456, 497.
—— described, 321 to 328.
—— brooch, 246, 247, 248, 249, 414.
—— Feis of, 497, 498.
—— Luachra, 341.
Tartan, 383.
Tasach, St. Patrick's brasier, 453.
Teaching in handwork, 184.
—— and teachers, 100, 101, chap. vii.
Tech Cormac at Tara, 324.
—— Midchuarta at Tara: see Banqueting-Hall.
Teltown: see Tailltenn.
Temair: see Tara.
Tempull Caimhain in Aran, 157.
Temples, 95.
Tenants, 82, 83, 84, 85.
Tenure of land, 81 to 86.
Terminus, the Roman god, 120.
Termon, a sanctuary, 158.
Territorial boundaries, 422, 423, 424.
—— subdivision of Ireland, 13.
Testament, the, 143, 150, 218: see Scripture and Bible.
Testaments: see Wills.
Thatch of roofs, 293.
Theodosius, the Roman general, 33, 34.
Thomond or North Munster (43, 44, 45), 16, 18.
Thread: see Sewing and Spinning.
Three Orders of Saints, 135; First Order, 135 to 138; Second, 135, 138 and following pages; Third, 136, 152, 153.
—— waves of Erin, 62.
Threlkeld, the writer on Irish botany, 280.
Threshing, 427.
Throne, a king's, 24.
Tide, time of flow of, 106.
—— at Clontarf on day of battle, 226.
Tigernach O'Breen, the annalist, 229.
Tigernmas, king of Ireland, 118, 244.
Timber as working material, 433.
Time and its measures, 478, 479, 480.
Timpan, a musical instrument, 255, 256, 501.
Tin, 435, 437.
Tinder, 360.
Tirconnell, now the Co. Donegal (6, 9, 10), 18, 22.
Tirechan's notes on St. Patrick, 218.
Tirnanoge, the land of youth, 12, 124, 126.
Tlachtga (29), 15, 329, 497, 499.
Toads in Ireland, 524.
Tober Finn at Tara, 327.
Tobernagalt in Glennagalt, 97.
Todd, the Rev. Dr., 220, 222, 226.
Toilet and person, 377 to 382.
Toilet articles (small), 381, 382.
Tolka, the river, near Dublin, 182.
Tombstones: see Sepulchral monuments.
Tomregan in Cavan, 274.
Tongs or pincers, 441.
Tonn Cleena, Cleena's wave, at Glandore, 111, 529.
—— Rudraidhe, 529.
—— Tuaithe, 529.
Tonsure, 148.
Tools, various, 445 and following.
Topazes, 401.
Tornant moat near Dunlavin, 336.
Torques, 403, 404.
Towns and cities, 6, 290.
Trades and tradesmen, 10, 79, 452 to 455.
Trades connected with clothing, chap. xxii.
Transformation and transmigration after death, 102, 126.
Translations into Irish, 214.
Traps for animals, 511, 512.
Treatment of diseases, 273 to 280.
Trees, 433.
—— reverenced by the druids, 99.
Trefining or trepanning (surgery), 274, 275.
Tribe, the, 81, 82.
Tribe-land, 82.
Tribute to kings and chiefs, 22, 84: see Boru.
Trim Castle (29), 291.
Trinity College, Dublin, 213.
—— well at Carbury in Kildare (29, 35), 337.
Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, 219.
Triscatal, Concobar's champion, 27.
Trough, 315, 441.
Trousers, 391, 488.
Trout in wells, 164.
Troy, war of, 212.
Truce at fairs, 502, 503.
Trumpets and horns, 68, 257, 258, 259, 344.
Tuam (27), 249.
Tuan mac Cairill, the sage, 127.
Tuath, a territory, 15, 17, 30, 77, 273.
—— size of, 16.
Tuatha de Danann: see Dedannans.
Tuathal, the Legitimate, king of Ireland, 14, 329.
Tubbrid church in Tipperary, 231.
Tubs, 315, 316.
Tucking cloth, 462, 464.
Tullahogue in Tyrone, 22.
Tulsk in Roscommon, 332.
Tumblers (showmen), 501, 517.
Tumulus, or burial-mound, on the Boyne, 541.
Tuning-key of a harp, 256.
Turbary, 432.
Turf or peat, 369, 432.
—— spades, 369.
Turgesius, the viking, 329.
Turners, 447.
Turning right-hand-wise and left-hand-wise: see Desiol.
Twelve Apostles of Erin, 139.
Tying soldiers in pairs, 67.
Tyrian purple, 468.
Tyrone (10, 11), 18, 245.

UCHADAN, the artificer, 245.
Ulster, 13, 16, 37, 38, 60, 64, 132, 189, 235, 358, 450, 465.
—— ancient extent of, 14, 16.
Ultan, bishop of Ardbraccan, 218.
—— and the orphans, 530.
—— brother of Fursa, 252.
Ultonian Knights: see Red Branch.
Ulysses, 103, 381.
Underclothing, 393.
Underground chambers in forts, 307.
Universe, description of, in Irish, 192.
Unlucky days, 98.
Urns for ashes of the dead, 535, 541, 543, 545, 546.
Ushnagh (28), 14, 15, 120, 329, 344, 497, 498, 499.
Usna, Sons of, 39, 236, 376.

VALUE, standards of, 475.
Van Helmont of Brussels, 266.
Vapour bath, 277.
Various social customs, chap. xxvi.
Veal, 354.
Vegetables for table, 355, 365, 366, 367.
Veils, 395, 396.
Vellum, 202, 205.
Venison, 354.
Venus, the goddess, 103.
Vessels, 314 to 320.
Virgil or Virgilius of Aghaboe, bishop of Salzburg, 194.
Visitation of chiefs and officials, 23, 373.
—— of poets, 187.
Vitrified forts, 310.
Voices of birds, divination from, 98.
Voyage of St. Brendan, 492.
—— of Maildune, 210, 212, 237, 304, 348.
Vulcan, 440.

WAGGONS, 4.
Waistcoat, absence of, 385.
Wakes or dead watches, 532, 533.
Wales, 144, 283, 302, 303, 307, 468, 487.
—— Irish conquests and colonisations in, 32, 33, 34, 35.
War-cries, 69.
Ward, Hill of, in Meath, 15.
War and warfare, 7, 8, and chap. iii.
War-goddesses or war-furies, 112.
War-marches (music), 261.
War-service, 45.
Ware, Sir James, Pref. vii.
Washing hands and face, 381.
—— the body after death, 533.
Watchdogs, 505.
Watchmen and sentinels, 63.
Water, communication by, 491 to 493.
—— digging for, 425.
—— mills, chap. xxi.
—— worshipped, 122.
Water-bottles, 471.
Watercress, 366.
Wave of Erin, of Man, of the North, and of Britain, 529.
Waves, nine, 271, 528.
—— The Three, of Erin, 62, 529.
Wax candles, 371.
Waxed tablets for writing on, 205.
Weapons, swearing by, 121.
—— use of, taught, 184.
—— worshipped, 121.
Weaving, 463, 464.
Weeping aloud for the dead, 533.
Weight and standards of, 474, 475.
Weirs, 513.
Wells, 122, 151, 163.
Welsh, the, 47, 252, 287, 346, 468, 492.
—— language and literature, 35, 197, 200.
—— music, 252.
Westwood, Prof. J. O., 240.
Wexford (46), 215.
Wheat, 426.
Whetstone, 449.
Whey, 360, 361.
Whip, 490.
Whiskey, 350.
Whortleberries or hurts, 368.
Wickerwork houses, 291, 292, 293.
—— shields, 59.
Wicklow (40, 41), 9, 133, 435.
Wife, 91, 283 to 286.
Wild boars, 511.
William of Malmesbury, 145, 195.
Will of Cahirmore, 510.
Wills or testaments, 531.
Wind: colours and qualities of winds, 527, 528.
Windgap in Kilkenny, 482.
Windows, 294, 295.
Wine, 348, 495.
Wisdom, seven degrees of, 180.
Witches and witchcraft, 100.
Witnesses, 91, 286.
Wizards, 101.
Woad plant for dyeing, 467.
Wolf, 506.
Wolf-dog, 504, 505, 506, 511.
Women, 212.
—— position of, 283, 284: see Wife.
Wood as working material, 433.
—— building in, 200 to 293; 436, 444.
Wood-carvers, 445.
Woods and forests, 1, 433.
Wool and woollens, 382, 462 to 470.
Wordsworth, the poet, 522.
Work in monasteries, 139 and following pages.
Workers in wood, metal, and stone, chap. xx.
Workshops, ancient, 449, 450.
Worship of the elements, 121.
—— of idols, 118.
—— of weapons, 121.
Wounds closed up by stitching, 276.
Wren, the, 98.
Writing and writing-materials, 202.
Writing known to pagan Irish, 169 to 173.
Wurzburg Glosses, 200.

YEAR and its subdivisions, 478, 479.
Yeast or leaven, 362.
Yellow Book of Lecan, 208, 212.
Yellow colour, 383, 488.
—— hair, 376.
—— plague, 153, 178, 271, 530.
Yew rod for divination, 98.
Yew tree and wood, 100, 102, 363, 444, 445.
York, 176.

ZEUSS, 200, 215.
Zinc, 435, 437.
Zurich, lake, 36.

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