A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy: Vol. I. Articles of Stone, Earthen, Vegetable, and Animal Materials; and of Copper and Bronze, Volume 1

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Royal Irish Academy House, 1863 - Archaeology - 642 pages

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Page 644 - ... made to the sources of information at present extant in print. The immediate object of this Society is to print in the original, with accurate English translations and annotations, the unpublished documents illustrative of Irish history, especially those in the ancient and obsolete language of the country, many of which can be faithfully translated and elucidated only by scholars who have been long engaged in the study of the Celtic remains of Ireland.
Page 646 - Edited from a MS. in the British Museum, with Notes, by the REV. RICHARD BUTLER, AB, MRIA 2.
Page 19 - ... or stricken by fairy or elfin darts ; and he forthwith proceeds to feel the animal all over ; and, by some legerdemain, contrives to find in its skin one or more poisonous weapons, which, with some coins, are then placed in the water which is given it to drink ; and so a cure is said to be effected.
Page 645 - The Alphabetical Hymn in praise of St. Brigid, attributed to St. Ultan, Bishop of Ardbreccan. 3. The Hymn of St. Cummain Fota. 4. The Hymn or Prayer of St. Mugint.
Page 644 - The publication of twenty-one volumes, illustrative of Irish history, has been completed by the Irish Archaeological Society, founded in 1840, and the Celtic Society, established in 1845. The present Society has been formed by the union of these two bodies, under the name of the " Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society...
Page 120 - ... feet 6 inches high upon the inside. It has one square doorway in the ssw side, 5 feet 9 inches high, with sloping sides, 4 feet 2 inches wide at top, and 5 feet at bottom. In the substance of this massive wall,- and opening inwards, are two small chambers; the one on the west side is 12 feet long, 4 feet 7 inches wide, and 6 feet 6 inches high; the northern chamber is 7 feet 4 inches long, 4 feet 9 inches wide, and 7 feet high. They formed a part of the original plan, and were not, like other...
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Page 230 - Meath, went with a strong force of foreigners, and plundered the Ui-Neill from the Sionainn (the Shannon) to the sea; " and he plundered the island of Loch Gabhor, and afterwards burned it, so that it was level with the ground.
Page 309 - wear thin, woollen clothes, mostly black, because the sheep of Ireland are in general of that colour; the dress itself is of a barbarous fashion; they wear cappuces, which spread over their shoulders, and reach down to the elbow. These upper coverings are made of fabrics of different textures, with others of divers colours stitched on them in stripes. Under these they wear woollen fallings (phalinges) instead of the pallium, and large loose breeches and stockings in one piece, and generally dyed...
Page 638 - See Proceedings, vol. v., p. 475 ; see likewise Dr. F. Keller's illuminations and fac-similes from Irish MS. in Switzerland; translated in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, vol. viii., p. 224. Respecting the uses of these articles — which have as yet been found only in Ireland — we are still in the dark ; the most probable conjecture is, that they were portions of shields. Among the other miscellaneous articles, illustrative of native art, may be specified the following: — Figure 534 is drawn...

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