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.

Dangan Castle

Dangan Castle

List of Illustrations

Chapter I.

General Character of the Counties of Cork and Kerry--Antiquities--Tower at Kenith--Historical Notice of the City of Cork--Modern Cork, Streets, Bridges, and Public Buildings--Character of the Inhabitants--Suburbs of Cork--Blarney Village and Castle--Tradition of the Blarney-stone--Curious Cromlech and Druidic Relics--Road from Cork to Bantry--Bantry Bay--Attempted Landing of the French there--Glengariff, its Scenery--Cromwell's Bridge

Chapter II.

Road from Glengariff to Killarney--Kenmare--Ross Island and Castle--Innisfallen--O'Donaghoe's Prison--Romantic Traditions respecting O'Donaghoe--Abbey of Mucruss--Turk Cascade--Lower and Turk Lakes--Mucruss Cottage--Taking a Stag at Derricunnehey Cascade--The Lakes as seen in the Approach from Kenmare--View of the Upper Lake--The Weir Bridge--Glena Bay--Legend of Innisfallen--O'Sullivan's Cascade--Second Visit to Mucruss Abbey--Legend of the Yew-tree--General Remarks on the Scenery of the Lakes--The Gap of Dunloe--Carran-tuel--Mangerton--The Devil's Punchbowl

Chapter III.

Valley of the Flesk--Labbig-Owen--Macroom--Knockaclashy Hill, battle fought there--Inchageela--Lough Allua--Gougaune Barra--Remarks on Patrons and Holy Wells--Abbey and Castle of Kilcrea--Ballincollig--St. Senan--Carrigrohan Castle--Love of Dancing amongst the Irish--Approach to Cork

Chapter IV.

Cork Revisited--Foaty--Subterranean Chambers at Carrigtohill--Cove Harbour--Castle Mary--Remarkable Cromlech--Cloyne--Round Tower there--Remarks on the Round Towers of Ireland--Hawlbowline--Monkstown--The Giant's Stairs--Passage--The Great Island--The Cork River--Ballycotton Bay--Youghal Harbour--Dungarvan Bay--Tramore Bay--Waterford Harbour--Dunmore--Bagenbon Head--Saltee Islands--Bannow--Wexford Harbour--Kinsale--Baltimore Bay--Cape Clear--Dunmanus Bay--Bantry Bay--Coast of Kerry--Derrynane Abbey--Island of Valentia--Dingle Bay--Smerwick--Brandon Bay--Caves and Village of Ballybunnian--Kilkee--Cove in Malbay--The Natural Bridges--Bay of Galway--Ballinahinch Lake--Roundstone Bay--Clifden Town and Castle--Killery Harbour

Chapter V.

Road from Galway to Dublin--Ballinasloe--Athlone, and its Historical Reminiscences--Hamlet of Lissoy, the "Deserted Village" of Goldsmith--Kilcolman Castle, the Residence of the Poet Spenser--Lough Ouel--Lough Ennel--Trim--Dangan Castle--The Hill of Tara--The Bog of Allen--Observations on Irish Bogs--Maynooth--The Geraldines--Carton--Leixlip and the Salmon-leap

Chapter VI.

Environs of Dublin--Lucan--Castleknock--The Strawberry-beds--The Phoenix Park--Royal Hospital at Kilmainham--Ancient History of Dublin--Cathedral of St. Patrick--Christ Church Cathedral--Lord Portlester's Chapel--St. Michan's Vaults, their singular antiseptic property--Castle of Dublin--The Four Courts--View from Carlisle Bridge--Sackville Street--Trinity College--Bank of Ireland--Custom-house--The South Wall and the Lighthouse--Clondalkin--Harbour and Castle of Howth--Kingstown--Killiney Hill and Bay--Dalkey Island

Chapter VII.

The County of Wicklow--"The Garden of Ireland"--The Scalp--Village of Enniskerry--Powerscourt--Tonnehinch--Powerscourt Waterfall--Charleville--The Dargle--The Lover's Leap--Bray--Glen of the Downs--Newtown Mount Kennedy--The Devil's Glen--Luggelaw--Glendalough--The Seven Churches--St. Kevin--Glenmalure--Castle Howard--The Meeting of the Waters--Poul-a-Phuca--Shelton Abbey--Kilcarra Castle--Arklow--The Battle of Arklow--Bravery of the Irish--The Wicklow Gold-mines


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