[N.B. The page numbers refer to the original hard copy edition].

Aileran, the wise, professor of Clonard, died 664, 58.

Alcuin, distinguished scholar, his praise of Irish schools, 60.

Anthony, St., 55, 57.

Aquila, Don Juan de, lands Spaniards at Kinsale, 83; surrenders to Lord Mountjoy, 85.

Bantry Bay, remarkable for the descent of two French Fleets, 111, 114; Wolfe Tone and the expedition under Hoche, 112.

Bede, Ven., his description of Erin, 60.

Bonaventura, Spanish Bishop, founded a monastery on Dursey Island, 100.

Brehon Law, not written, its defects, 28.

Brian Boru, retires before the Norsemen into the mountains of Clare and Galway, 69; battle of Sulcoith. 71; King of Thomond, 71; enters into a Treaty with Malachy, 72; the country divided between them, 72; the battle of Glenmama, 72; the story of his marriage with Gormlaith rejected, 73; not admitted Ard-Righ by the North, 75; North refused to aid him at Clontarf, 75; the battle of Clontarf, in which Brian fell, 75; his burial at Armagh, 76.

Bridges, 23.

Burial Customs, 16.

Caesar, his description of Druidism, 24.

Cahir or Cashel, fine specimens in Kerry, 10.

Cairns, very ancient, their general characteristics, 17.

Carew, Sir George, President of Munster, a letter from to the Spanish Cannoniers, 95; letter of Elizabeth to, 84, 93.

Carnot, 115.

Celts, their religion, occupied the most fertile regions of Europe, 24.

Christianity, in Erin, before St. Patrick's advent, 47.

Churches, early, their characteristic features, built without cement, door-ways, arches, roof, 53.

Church, early, organisation of, 49; divided into dioceses which were sub-divided into parishes, the dioceses territorial, 40; Catalogue of the Orders of the Saints described, 51.

Ciaran, St., 148.

Circles, Stone, 15.

Cogitosus, 50.

Columbanus, his works, 58.

Confession of St. Patrick, 39.

Conor MacNessa, 20.

Cormac Mac Art, the most celebrated of the Irish Kings; maintained a standing army, 20; author of several works, feis at Tara, 20.

Cormac MacCuillenan, birth of, 66; Bishop, and King of Munster, 66; defeated at Ballymoon, 66; writings of, 66.

Cromlechs, the view that they were sepulchral monuments examined, 13.

Cuchulain, derivation of name, 33.

Dalcassians, 69.

Davis, Sir John, tribal occupiers, 30; his account of Maguire's possessions in the County of Fermanagh, 36.

Dedananns, supposed to be a cultured race, 4.

Dervorgilla, 44 years of age at the time of the supposed elopement, 78; the evidence as to, sifted, 79.

Dubh-Gaill, 64.

Dunboy Castle, garrisoned by the Spaniards, 92; destroyed by Carew, 101.

Dwellings of Pagan Irish, 22.

Elegius, his account of heathenish practices similar to those in Erin, 25.

Erin, the first inhabitants of, 1.

Eugenians, 69.

Fachna, St., 122.

Fedlimidh, Bishop of Cashel, 65.

Fiacc's Metrical Life of St. Patrick, 43.

Fin-Gaill, 64.

Finn MacCumhail, commander of the Fianna of Erin, his chief residence on the Hill of Allen, killed on the Boyne, when an old man, 34; some fine tales connected with cycle of Finn, 36.

Firbolgs, 4.

Flann, 65, 66.

Fomorians, 1, 5.

Forman, Primate of Armagh, obliged to fly to the South for protection, 63.

Forts, called Danish Forts by the peasantry; fort building practised in Erin before the coming of the Danes, 9.

Gael, came from Scythia, and settled in Spain, and thence to Erin, 6; landed at Wexford, 7; derivation of the term Gael, 7; the date of their landing in Erin.

Gaelic oath, oldest form of, 27.

Gormlaith, marriage with Brian not probable, 73.

Grouchy, 115.

Hoche, General, 111-112-113.

Honoratus, St., founded monastery at Lerins, 410 A.D., 56.

Keating, quoted, 34, 35.

Kilian, St., 61.

Kerry, Knight of, 103.

Kinsale, battle of, 103.

MacCarthys, over-lords of Corca Laidhe, 127; formed two branches previous to Anglo-Norman invasion: the Prince of Desmond or King of Cork, the head of one; MacCarthy Reagh the head of the other. Diarmid Mor, King of Cork, surrendered to Henry II. His son rebelled against him; Raymond-le-Gros assists him and receives large tracts of land, 128; battle of Callan, 128; MacCarthy Mor, created Earl, 129.

Diarmid, founder of the House of Muskerry, 129.

Cormac Laider, defeated Geraldines, 130.

Diarmid again defeats Geraldines, 131.

Cormac defeats Geraldines, 131.

Donogh, created Earl of Clancarthy, 132.

Donogh, third Earl, sides with James II.; property confiscated, 132.

MacEggan, Bishop-elect of Ross, 104.

Mailmora, 72.

Mahon, Brian's brother, King of Thomond, 69; battle of Sulcoith, 70; is assassinated, 71.

MacGeoghegan, 98.

MacMahon, Brian, an Irish Chieftain, betrays the Irish at Kinsale, 88.

Malachy II., defeats Norsemen at Tara, 72; expedition into Munster, 65; the Northern Ui Neill refuse him assistance against Brian, 73; receives Ardriship after Clontarf, 77.

Meve, Queen of Connaught, invasion of Ulster by, 33.

Molloy, 71.

Monasticism, its early history, 54; the Solitaries of the Thebaid, 55; dates of foundation of principal monasteries, 56; the Irish rule said to be very strict, 57; rule as to food, 57.

Morini, 45.

Mountjoy, Lord Deputy, 83-88.

Mosheim, his tribute to Irish learning, 60.

Muirchertach of the Leather Cloaks; his circuit of Erin, 67; gains a victory over the Northmen, 67; slain in battle near Ardee.

Muircu's Life of St. Patrick, 45.

Music, 37.

Niall Glundubh, 66.

Northmen, first appearance of in the year 785 as pirates, 62; no attempt made by Irish Kings to repel the invaders, 62; Turgesius assumes command, 63; he secures a strong hold of the country, but did not exercise sovereignty over the whole nation, 63; the Dubh-Gaill arrive, 64; battle of Kilmacshogue, 67.

Norreys, Sir Thomas, 123.

O'Curry. 44.

O'Donnell, Hugh Roe, Chief of Tyrconnell, 82; his march to Kinsale, crosses the Slieve Felim Mountains, 84; in favour of a night attack on the English camp, which proves disastrous to the Irish cause, 88.

O'Donovans, Crom O'Donovan, the ancestor of the family, driven from Cairbre Aebha by the Fitzgeralds, 124-125.

O'Driscolls, 118; Sir Fineen joined the insurgents; his castles garrisoned by Spaniards, 120.

Ogham Stones 18.

Oisin, 20.

Olaf, 64-65.

O'Mahonys, 123.

O'Neill, Hugh, Earl of Tyrone, visited Munster, 1600; assists Munster insurrection, 87; arrives at Kinsale with 4,000 men, 84; defeated at Kinsale, 89.

O'Sullivan, Donnell, his retreat to Ulster, 103; deserted by Irish Chieftains; address to his troops, 106; Owen, 103; O'Sullivan Mor, 121; Dermot, 103; Philip, the historian, 104; Morty Oge, 137.

O'Ruarc, Ternan, 78-79-81.

Patrick, St., birthplace, 45; he became the slave of Milchu, 46; escapes and travels to Foclat, 46; makes his theological studies at Lerins, and next under St. Germanus, 49; his sojourn with the Britons, 47; the epistle to Coroticus, 39-48.

Pachomius, 55.

Paladius, first bishop sent to Erin.

Petrie, 44.

Probus, Life of St. Patrick by, 45.

Raymond-le-Gros, 127.

Red Branch Knights, 33.

Sedulius, 59.

Stokes, Dr. Whitley, 44.

Tain Bo Cuailnge, 34.

Thebaid, 55.

Tigernach, Annals of, 22.

Tribal System, the different grades of society, 29.

Tumuli, 17.

Turgesius, see Northmen.

Tyrell, 100.

Virgilius, 59.

Willibrord, St., 59.

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