ARTANE, a village and parish in Coolock barony, Dublin county, three miles N. from the General Post Office, Dublin, comprising an area of 954 acres. Population, 457. The village is on the road to Malahide. The parish, anciently called "Tartaine," for centuries formed part of the estate of the Hollywood family, and the castle of Artane likewise belonged to that of the Donnellans, where it is said Archbishop Allen, in 1533, was murdered for his dislike to the Geraldines. The ruins were taken down in 1825, and on its site Artane House was erected.Alley, Thomas, esq. Artane house, 133l.
Charles, James, esq. Donnycarney cottage, and 61 Abbey-street, middle
Hoey, Mrs. Elizabeth, Pearmount, 33l. 10s.
Pilkington, Frederick, esq. St. John's, and 89 Middle Abbey-st. 50l. 10s.
Reilly, Charles, farmer
Senior, Henry, esq. Jane ville
Thom, Alexander, esq. Donnycarney house, and 87 Mid. Abbey-st. 156l.
Walsh, Mrs. Elm-mount, 31l. 5s.
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.
The book is also available as a Kindle download.
Join our mailing list to receive updates on new content on Library, our latest ebooks, and more.
You won't be inundated with emails! — we'll just keep you posted periodically — about once a monthish — on what's happening with the library.