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THE

RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF IRELAND

IRELAND IN 1872:

A TOUR OF

OBSERVATION, WITH REMARKS ON IRISH PUBLIC

QUESTIONS.

By DR. JAMES MACAULAY.

Crown 8vo. 7s.6d. • A most readable and needful book, of pressing public importance.'

FREEMAN. 'A careful and instructive book. Full of facts, full of information, and full of interesti'-LITERARY CHURCHMAN.

*I am much indebted to you for having put my case before the English people with great force and clearnega.'

FATHER O'KEEFFE, IN A LETTER TO THE AUTHOR. • We do not exaggerate when we say that Dr. Macaulay has rendered a public service in writing it. Half-a-dozen “ Commissions on the prezent state of Ireland” would not have resulted in the collection of more useful information than that which the Author has placed before his readers.'

NoxcoXFORMIST.

HENRY S. KING & CO.
65 CORNHILL & 12 PATERNOSTER Row, LONDON.

THE

RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF IRELAND

PRIMITIVE, PAPAL, AND PROTESTANT

INCLUDING THE

EVANGELICAL MISSIONS, CATHOLIC AGITATIONS, AND CHURCH

PROGRESS OF THE LAST HALF-CENTURY

BY

JAMES GODKIN

AUTHOR

OF

IRELAND

AND

HER

CHURCHES'

ETC.

HENRY S. King & Co.

65 CORNHILL & 12 PatERNOSTER Row, LONDON

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CONTENTS.

ANCIENT IRELAND AND ITS HISTORY.

PAGE

Irish Historians-Celtic Divines Abroad-Ancient Irish Schools—Iona and

St. Columba-Legends of St. Columba

1-25

Gods and Saints-Miracles of the Irish Saints-Religious Foundations

26-37

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49-72

CHAPTER V.

PATRONS AND PILGRIMAGES.

Kildare

Ardmore

Innisfallen

Heathen Customs Clonmacnoise

Loughderg-Glendalough

73-90

CHAPTER VI.

THE CHURCH OF THE PALE AND THE REFORMATION.

Invasion and Progress-Race and Creed— The Pope and Ireland—The Re-

formation

91-110

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