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Irish Druids And Old Irish Religions

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Crissy Herrell
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« Reply #285 on: February 22, 2009, 01:00:46 am »

The Cathach of the O'Donnels, containing some psalms, is in a very ancient character. The Leabhar-na-H-Uidhre, or Book of the Dun Cow, has 138 pages on vellum. The Leabhar Gabhala, or Book of Invasions, is historical. The Book of Kells was ascribed to Columba, having its gospels beautifully illustrated. The Seanchus Môr is a storehouse of information. Psalters are ascribed to Cormac of Cashel, and others; the Psalter of Tara is taken from the one of Cashel. The latter records the fact that "Trosdan, a magician, advised the Irish army to bathe in the milk of one hundred and fifty white crumple-horned cows, as a sure antidote against the envenomed arrows of the Britons."

Among the lost MSS. may be named the Calendar of Cashel, the Cuilinenn, or Book of Skins, &c. The Leabhar Leccan has much about the Tuaths. Historical or mythological tales are numerous. There are Annals of Ulster, of Munster, Leinster, Innisfallen, Donegall, Tigharnoch, Clonmacnois, the Four Masters, &c. The Book of Armagh is very celebrated for its Irish character, mixed with Greek and Latin. There are the Books of Meath, of St. Kevin of Glendalough, of Leacan, of Kells, of the Isle of Saints, of Fermoy, of Dianna, of Clonmacnoise, of Mulling, of Dioma, of Howth, of Durrow, of Ballymote about Tuaths and Milesians, of Leinster, of Lismore, of Clogher, of Dunnseanchus by Amergin, &c. There are the Book of Rights or Leabhar na-g-Ceart by St. Benignus, the Yellow Book of Ferns, and the Book of the Angel. The Book of Armagh, containing the Confessions of St. Patrick, has 442 pages. The Four Masters, with some authorities, dates from the seventeenth century.

Dr. Petrie dates the Feath Fiudha or Guardsman's Cry, from the seventh century, though put much later by Todd, and in the twelfth century by the Rev. W. Kilbride. Of

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