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For instance, innatives of England and Wales were found in the county. Between and this number had increased to 2, In the natives of Scotland gave a total of In the total was 1, The natives of Leinster in stood 1, and in their number had increased to 2, Munster was represented by of her natives in and had increased its force to in Connaught had representatives inand added 42 to this number in forty years. The total population in was , and in it wasIn those who could read and write numbered ,; those who could read only numbered 45, English and Irish were spoken by persons, and of the entire population two were compelled to confine their discourses exclusively to the Irish tongue.
Down, for the convenience of local government, is divided into the baronies of Ards, upper and lower, Castlereagh, upper and lower, Dufferin, Iveagh, upper and lower, Kinelarty, Lecale, upper and lower, Mourne, and the lordship of Newry. The County town is Downpatrick. In regard to the ancient inhabitants of Down, the same differences of opinion exist that are met in Sluts in castlewellan historical records of the rest of Ireland. According to some authorities, Ullagh, a Norwegian, reigned supreme in a territory including all of Down and a portion of Antrim. This was before the Christian era.
The name continued to be borne by the territory or kingdom, and the Kings of Ullagh resided at Downpatrick, whither St. Patrick directed his steps in Jennifer sciole porn, converted the reigning prince, founded religious houses, and watched over their interests until his death in Between the years and Danish rovers busied themselves in plundering and burning the dwelling-places of the inhabitants. The British connection began in At the head of 22 men-at-arms, and soldiers, he started for Downpatrick, and after a journey of four days, without incident, he arrived at his destination.
MacDunleve, the Prince of Ullagh, having had no intimation of his coming, was unprepared for defence, and sought safety in flight. DeCourcy fortified himself while MacDunleve was summoning the native chieftains to his assistance, and successfully resisted all efforts to dislodge him. He built castles in various parts of the county, and was so firmly established as a ruling baron that he considered himself powerful enough to take a hand at king-making in England. When King John succeeded his brother Richard,DeCourcy favoured the cause of Prince Arthur, Duke of Brittany, son of John's elder brother Geoffrey, and continued in revolt after the king had succeeded in purchasing the acquiescence of his foreign opponents.
DeCourcy had, in the meantime, devoted himself to works of religion. MacDunleve, Prince of Ullagh, was murdered by the servants of DeCourcy inan act of treachery on their part, which DeCourcy punished by banishment. This they found to be attended with great danger, and after a battle, in which they were badly worsted, Hugh De Lacy offered a reward for his capture. DeCourcy invited him to decide the issue by single combat, but De Lacy declined on the ground that as an officer of the King he could not have personal combat with a rebel.
The capture of DeCourcy was secured by the aid of his own servants, who, having been bribed by De Lacy, seized him while at his devotions in the Cathedral churchyard of Downpatrick. Before accomplishing their purpose, thirteen of them were killed by DeCourcy with a cross, snatched from a grave and used as a weapon of defence. He was soon afterward sent a prisoner to England. His descendants from time to time made themselves obnoxious to the Kings of England. During the reign of Edward II. It was due to their representations, backed by the native Irish Chiefs, that Edward Bruce, brother of the King of Scotland, was induced to embark for Ireland in Within three years from the date of his entry, he was defeated and slain near Dundalk by the English, under General De Bermingham.
His successor William,was assassinated by his own servants. The widow, with her infant child removed to England, whereupon the baronial title to the lands of Down reverted to the Kings of England. The native chieftains, who continued from the beginning to dispute possession of the county with the English, were of the septs of O'Neill, Magennis, Macartan, Slut-Kelly, and Macgilmore. In addition to their efforts in this direction, there was a disturbance occasioned by the refusal, in the sixteenth century, by the abbots of Down to acknowledge the spiritual ascendancy of Henry VIII.
On that occasion Lord Grey, then Lord Deputy, marched into the Lecales, and took possession of Dundrum and seven other castles. During the war ofdirected by the Confederate Parliament at Kilkenny, bloody scenes were witnessed in various parts of Down. Newry was burned by the Duke of Berwick on his retreat from the forces of Duke Schomberg. William camped under the walls of Hillsborough Castle during his passage through the county. In the Rebellion ofthe first battle in the North was fought in Down, at Saintfield, 9th of June, and the last stand in Down was made at Ballynahinch, on the 13th of the same month.
Geologists find in the County Down much to interest them.
There is an extensive granite area, within which are the Mourne Mountains, the highest, Slieve Donard, 2, feet above the sea level. This is mainly composed of granite. On the summit there is crystallized hornblende, in the granular variety of which garnets occur. Red crystals of feldspar and pyrites are found among the stones forming the strand along the coast at the foot of the mountains. Green stone, green stone slate, feldspar, porphyry, grauwacke, and grauwacke slate, freestone and limestone are plentiful. Granite occupies the chief space, and is extensively quarried for building and other purposes.
The farmers between Newcastle and Kilkeel use their spare time in preparing it for Sluts in castlewellan. Much of their choicest pastures and tillage spots have been procured by the removal of granite boulders. Rough hewn blocks, for winter-working, are seen in temporary fences, in gaps, and against house walls along the route mentioned. The principal freestone quarries are in the Scrabo Hill, Lower Castlereagh. Many of the finest houses of the county gentry are of this stone. It is light grey, and is very effective as a dressing to brick.
Limestone is confined to a few places in the county. There are quarries in the vicinity of Downpatrick, Moira, and Comber. At the Moira Quarry there is a very curious admixture of flints of various shapes. Slate quarries are numerous, but the efforts to put their products into profitable competition with those of Bangor, Wales, Killaloe, and Ormonde have not proved successful. A company has been working the lead mines on the Londonderry side, but during late years with diminished profit, owing to the effect of trade depression upon a pottery company which was its chief customer. Coal has been discovered on the shore of Strangford Lough, on the banks of the Lagan; also near Moira, and in other parts of the county, but the seams were not of sufficient depth to make its digging a paying enterprise.
On the eastern side of Strangford Lough a fruitless search was made for it through a bed of greenstone and sandstone, Sluts in castlewellan a depth of feet. Some years ago, the present Lord Kilmorey, believing that a rich silver mine existed in Leitrim Hill, near Kilkeel, had a shaft sunk feet. Cornish miners were employed for the purpose. Silver was found, but the yield did not prove sufficient to cover expenses. In the matter of railway accommodation, Down compares favourably with the rest of the Irish counties. The Great Northern Company caters in a most satisfactory manner for the Southern and Western sections.
It has Newry, Banbridge, Gilford, Dromore, and Hillsborough upon its lines, and goes to Ballyroney within two and a-half miles of Rathfriland. It now controls the Newry and Warrenpoint Railway; and a tramway connects Warrenpoint with Rostrevor, a distance of about two miles. The Belfast and County Down Company has almost exhausted the room for line building in the North and South Eastern, and middle sections. It has 68 miles of road at present, reaching from Belfast to Newcastle, by way of Downpatrick, from Belfast to Donaghadee by way of Newtownards, from Belfast to Bangor by way of Holywood, and from Belfast to Ballynahinch by way of Comber and Saintfield.
The longest stretch of road is to Newcastle, 38 English miles. There is a steam ferry boat at Greencastle, running in connection with the Newry and Greenore Railway, and thus Newry could be brought into more direct railway connection with Downpatrick. At present the journey has to be accomplished by way of Belfast. From the tourist point of view the case is different. The lack of railway facilities between Newcastle and Greencastle is the excuse for a continuance of the "long car" system, with its manifold attractions. There are first-rate hotels on the coast, and wonders of Nature which cannot be identified much less appreciated in a glance from a railway carriage window.
About 2, miles of public roads are liable to repairs at the expense of the County Down; of these 1, miles are in the North and come under the supervision of Mr. The Southern Division has 1, miles, which come under the supervision of Mr. The roads in the North and South are excellently well kept. It is a pleasure to travel over them even in Winter. In Summer they are charming, leading, as they do, through a country unsurpassed for the beauty and variety of its scenery. ANCIENT gold ornaments have been found in various parts of the County Down, some of them of considerable intrinsic value, and all possessing features of great interest for antiquarians.
Specimens of massive formation were dug up near the old church of Rathmullen, not far from Killough. A torque, sumptuously decorated, and enriched with gems, was found in the parish of Ballee, within a few miles of Downpatrick, in An excavation in an earthen fort, near Loughbrickland,revealed several ornaments in fine gold. During the progress of the drainage works at Loughadian, parish of Aghaderg, nearly sixty years ago, part of a tiara was taken out of the mud. They belonged to the late Mr. The first, a spoon-shaped object, one and eleven-sixteenths of and inch in width, and two and three-quarter inches long. It is slightly concave, and has a slender tang with triple row of small punched dots, near the edge.
It weighs two pennyweights and sixteen grains. The second was a bowed object with disc terminations and copper core; one disc gone. It was found at Edenordinary. The third is a specimen of ring money, a quarter of an inch thick and three-quarters of an inch in diameter, weighing six pennyweights and three grains. The fourth is an unclosed hoop-shaped ring, with copper core having double longitudinal flutings. The core is visible to the extent of a quarter of an inch at the centre of the circumference. It is five-eighths of an inch in diameter, a quarter of an inch in width, two-tenths of an inch in thickness, and weighs two pennyweights and ten grains.
It was found at Ballymacormack. Nothing belonging to the County Down in the Royal Irish Academy receives more notice from visitors than the immense bronze trumpet. It occupies a prominent place to the left of the Museum entrance. While cutting peat in a bog near Ardbrin, parish of Annaclone, this wonderful instrument was found by a workman in The bog had been the site of a lake which was drained about the middle of the seventeenth century. Of the five distinct kinds of trumpets found in Ireland this is considered the finest. Along the convex margin it measures eight feet five inches, and consists of two parts, each formed of very strong sheet bronze, in color yellowish red.
The joining along the seam is done by means of a rivetted plate, developing the highest order of handicraft. At the opening of the larger end the trumpet is three and a half inches wide, and five-eighths of an inch wide at the smaller end. The rivetting of the edges is also a wonder of mechanical skill. The bronze strap covering the joining on the inside has small circular headed studs rivetted on the outside. There are rivets in the lower portion. In many parts of Down, brass, bronze and flint hatchets have been found. While cleaning the fosses of the great fort at Lisnagade, near Scarva,some very fine specimens in brass and stone, were thrown up; a brass cauldron and spear and arrow heads were amongst the "find.
Skeogh, in the parish of Dromore, has yielded several celts, arrow heads, and ancient weapons of stone and bronze. In a bronze celt was found at Sketrig Island, Strangford Lough. It is in the Belfast Museum, along with a bridle-bit and other articles in bronze from Down, and a stone mould for bronze celts, found near Ballynahinch in This contains moulds for four celts, the largest being six inches long and four and a-half inches broad. The aperture is very large, has nearly parallel polished sides, is one inch and five-eighths in the clear, and three quarters of an inch thick. It was found near Killyleagh, and presented by the Rev. One of the best specimens of flint spear heads is likewise in the Down collection.
Dean Dawson presented it to the Academy. It had previously been in the collection of Mr. An antique chalice and a quern were found in the old graveyard, one mile to the East of Hilltown. Antique bells have turned up in various places. Among the number was one found in a bog,near Rathfriland, and a clogh-ban, or white bell, found in the old churchyard of Kilbroney, about sixty years ago.
County Down (from Bassett's County Down Guide and Directory, 1886).
A large bell was taken from the bed of the river Lagan, near Waringstown. It was inscribed with the legend: Whorls, of sandstone, chiefly used for the ends of distaffs, are also plenty. Among the pottery specimens is an ancient pitcher, 13 inches high, and 32 inches in girth. Sluts in castlewellan is very thin, and only weighs 5 lbs. It is stained a dark color on the outside, and glazed. The bottom is Free casual sex in glen hope pa 16645 globular that it cannot stand upright.
It is tastefully decorated round the neck, and for some distance down the sides. The handle is different in curvature from any modern vessel of like shape. It was found in a cranoge at Lough Faughan. This cranoge, or artificial island, according to tradition, was used as a place of refuge from the O'Neills. About the year a canoe, formed from a solid piece of oak, was found in the vicinity of the island. Canoes of the same kind have been discovered elsewhere in the county; one, with a pair of oars, at Islanderry, Parish of Dromore, and one at Meenan bog, near Loughbrickland, The weight of curious interest in the Royal Irish Academy Museum objects, outside the Gold Room, centres at the case containing specimens of antique woollen costumes.
Bones of a female, and long tresses of auburn hair, had around and upon them ten different articles of dress, each varying in color, grist of thread, and arrangement of weaving. The articles, all woollen, came into possession of the Countess of Moira, grandmother of Lord Granard. She describes some of them thus: May have been part of tunic. DOWN originally must have had a considerable number of round towers. A very fine one stood near the grave of St. It was removed since the restoration of the Cathedral. The remains of one are near the Episcopal Church, in the parish of Maghera. During a storm in twenty feet blown down, lay in a column unbroken; a small portion is still left.
In the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church, Drombo, there is one 40 feet high. It was repaired in by a few gentlemen interested in antiquities. About 50 years ago a stone coffin, with remains, was removed from the centre of the tower to the Belfast Museum. At a distance of 50 yards the tower is encircled by a trench 13 feet deep. It was discovered by the father of the present sexton, John Quarrell. MacKenzie, of Belfast, the trench was found again; the sexton became interested, and has since traced it all the way round. During my visit to the cemetery in April,I found him building a vault in a portion of the trench, and examined the mass of material he had thrown out. It was composed of leaf mould and bones of animals, including, it is supposed, those of the Irish wolf-dog.
The county abounds in Free casual sex in cincinnati oh 45229 earthen forts. The one in Scarva demesne is the "Dane's Cast. Lisnagade, or "the fort of a hundred," is in the same parish, and is so called because a great many smaller forts can be seen from it. In the parish of Drumgooland there are several raths and forts. Some are perfect, and others have been partly removed for topdressing purposes. A Danish rath in the parish of Bright has the ruins of Castle Screen.
Forts are also to be found in the parish of Magherally, Sluts in castlewellan of Banbridge, in the parish of Knockbreda, near Belfast; Balloo, Killinchy, in the vicinity of Ballynahinch, in the parish of Comber, and several in the parish of Rathmullen. Twenty-five were traced fifty years ago in the parish of Bangor. Tanvalley fort, one of the largest and most perfect in the North of Ireland, is near the Episcopal Church, in the parish of Annaclone, between three and four miles south-east of Banbridge. In its vicinity are several of smaller proportions. Numerous forts exist in the parish of Anahilt, reached by way of Hillsborough. The largest has been brought into use for burial purposes.
It had four enclosures, the whole occupying over nine acres. There is a large rath at Bankmore, and a smaller one at Ballytrustin, in the parish of Ballyphilip. In the parish of Drombo there were eight forts of great size. The "Giant's Ring," also in the same parish, and within half a mile of Purdysburn, and four miles of Belfast, is a circular entrenchment enclosing about ten acres. A Cromlech in the centre rests on eight upright stones, and slopes toward the East. Thomas Gray is the tenant of the adjoining farm.
The third Viscount Dungannon took a deep interest in the preservation of "The Ring. At the other side of the wall there is a tablet commemorating the visit of his Viscountess, Sophia, to the "Ring," April 4th,"as well as the cordial and affectionate manner in which she was received by the adjacent tenantry on the occasion. The number of discovered caves in Down is quite large, but there is reason to believe that it is altogether out of proportion to the number undiscovered. Newcastle has more belonging to the former category than any other place in the county, and in connection with many of them there are stories of thrilling human interest.
Near the Castle of Dromore a cave hewn out of the solid rock, was revealed in The floor was strewn with cinerary urns. A trench recently discovered at Drombo, circling a round tower, was evidently used as a place of refuge. It ran its course at a distance of fifty yards from the tower, and was thirteen feet high. A cave discovered innear Rostrevor contained cinerary urns. In the vicinity of Ardglass is the cave of Ardtole from which the townsland is named. At Dundonald, a cave has its opening at some distance from the great fort, and passes under it. A cave was discovered in the parish of Tyrella in It has three chambers, measuring respectively, 60, 45 and 24 feet in length.
Stones, without mortar or cement, were used in its construction. The roof is formed with flags. There is a cave in a hill, near Killough. It is feet long and is divided into four chambers, the furthest and largest being circular The smugglers' cave at Craigavad is interesting. In the townland of Finnis, parish of Dromara, there is an artificial cave, ninety-four feet long, five feet in height and six feet wide. A transept near the centre is thirty feet long. The roof consists of granite slabs. Elgee Boyd, rector of the parish, had the mouth protected by an iron door in A cave three feet wide, five feet high and sixty-two feet long exists in the churchyard of Donaghmore.
It has two chambers and a transept nearly thirty feet broad. The roof is composed of large flat stones and the entrance is marked by a curious old cross. According to the weight of good opinion, most of the cromlechs were originally covered by cairns, the stones of which, being loose and handy, were removed for building purposes. Cairns, without the colossal stones in the interior, were also numerous. The remains of many, and some still nearly perfect, are to be found throughout the county. One on Slieve Croob consists of a platform upon which there are eleven smaller cairns. Remains of a large cairn are visible on Scrabo Hill.
At Anadorn, parish of Loughinisland, there is a cairn which once measured sixty yards in circumference. The largest one is at Drumiller, in the parish of Ahaderg. Before it proved a temptation to avoid the laborious work of quarrying, it was 60 feet high and feet in circumference. Cromlechs, known also as Druidical altars, nearly all possessing similar features, are found in many of the parishes. The great stone of one in Ballygraphan, near Comber, measures nineteen feet by six, and is four feet in thickness. One known as the "Kempe stone," is in a field at Greengraves, near Dundonald. There is also one in the demesne of Mountstewart, Newtownards. Near Kilkeel is one, the table of which is nine feet long, and eight feet six inches wide.
There is one near the shore of Loughinisland Lake, and another on the slope of the hill, East of Causeway Water. In the parish of Clonduff, about two miles from Hilltown, is the cromlech known as "Cloughmore," The table stone, a block of granite, is about 50 tons weight and is elevated to a height of about fourteen feet. It was once circled by large stones. Near the ruins of Knock Church, in the parish of Knockbreda, are the remains of a cromlech Several are in the parish of Newry. At Legananny, in the parish of Drumgooland, there is a large one, the table of which is supported by three upright stones of great size.
One at Slidderyford, near Dundrum, is seen from the railway train. In the neighborhood on a hill called Slieve-na-boil-trough, is another with a large table stone, coffin-shaped. The vicinity of Downpatrick, in this respect, is rich in its possessions. In the parish of Ballee, close to Slieve-na-griddle, there is a table stone eleven feet long and nine feet broad. In the district of Castlewellan there is a cromlech which excites a great deal of curiosity. But by reason of its surroundings, that in the "Giant's Ring," is best known and receives the largest number of visitors. Stone circles of a very interesting nature are found in two places near Downpatrick, and there is one in the vicinity of Portaferry.
Standing stones are also very numerous in Down. Their purpose, it is supposed, was to mark the place in which human remains had been deposited in cinerary urns. A great number of these urns have been dug up in the county. Comber has given several to the Belfast Museum. Excavations between the upright stones of Cromlechs have yielded many perfect specimens. Excavations in the forts and explorations in the caves have been similarly fruitful. The stone crosses in the County Down are comparatively few. Chief amongst them is one which now occupies a secure position in the gable of the Drumgooland Parish school-house.
It is sculptured in low relief, is between eight and nine feet high, and was removed from the churchyard in the vicinity for greater safety. There is a cross in the old churchyard of Kilbroney, and one which marks the site of a cave in the churchyard in Donaghmore. There is a very fine granite sculptured cross at Dromore, which has been rescued this year from a position of neglect in company with the town stocks. One of two found at Ballymaclean, parish of Bangor, is in the Belfast Museum with one found near the old church of Bangor, and presented in A perfect specimen was dug up some time ago in the old cemetery at Holywood, and is treasured in the church ruin. Among the abbeys which once flourished in the County Down the best known were those which were founded and presided over by St.
Patrick, at Downpatrick and at Saul, where he died in There were two at Comber, one founded by St. Comgall; Ballyphilip, near Portaferry; Dromore, founded by St. Colman; Kilclief, presided over by disciples of St. This stood within two miles of Grey Abbey, but of the foundations nothing remains. The last fragment of wall was removed by a farmer, renting the adjoining lands, about twenty years ago. Middle East Forces M. Convalescent Depot, location unknown Derry, Northern Ireland December: Belsen Concentration Camp May: Letters to the Provincial from Michael Morrison, S.
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Ida, called the "Brigid of Munster", was born in the present County Waterford. There, she was the head of a community of women. Her pupils are said to have included Saint Brendan. Her legend places a great deal of emphasis on her austerity, as told by St. Cuimin of County Down, and numerous miracles are recorded of her. She was said to be the source of an Irish lullaby for the infant Jesus.