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A collection of Irish treasures The National Museum of Archaeology sits just south of Trinity college in a rather regal-looking structure built in the Victorian style. All this and more at this fabulous museum. A bunch of very old books Trinity College, founded in , houses one of the most famous relics of 9th century CE Irish Christendom.

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How Hugh formed a great national confederacy and built up a nation once more on Irish soil. How the reconstructed Irish nation was overborne—How the two Hughs "fought back to back" against their overwhelming foes—How the "Spanish aid" ruined the Irish cause The disastrous battle of Kinsale. How the lord president gathered an army of four thousand men to crush doomed Dunboy, the last hope of the national cause in Munster. The last days of Dunboy a tale of heroism.

How the fall of Dunboy caused King Philip to change all his plans, and recall the expedition for Ireland; and how the reverse broke the brave heart of Red Hugh—How the "Lion of the North" stood at bay, and made his foes tremble to the last. The retreat to Leitrim; "the most romantic and gallant achievement of the age".

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How the government and Hugh made a treaty of peace—How England came under the Scottish monarchy; and how Ireland hopefully hailed the Gaelic sovereign. A memorable epoch—How Milesian Ireland finally disappeared from history; and how a new Ireland, Ireland in exile, appeared for the first time—How "plantations" of foreigners were designed for the "colonization" of Ireland, and the extirpation of the native race.

How the lords justices got up the needful bloody fury in England by a "dreadful massacre" story—How the Confederation of Kilkenny came about. Something about the conflicting elements of the civil war in —How the Confederate Catholics made good their position, and established a national government in Ireland.

How King Charles opened negotiations with the Confederate Council—How the Anglo-Irish party would "have peace at any price," and the "native Irish" party stood out for peace with honor—How Pope Innocent the Tenth sent an envoy, "not empty-handed," to aid the Irish cause.

How the nuncio freed and armed the hand of Owen Roe, and bade him strike at least one worthy blow for God and Ireland—How gloriously Owen struck that blow at Benburb. How the king disavowed the treaty, and the Irish repudiated it—How the council by a worse blunder clasped hands with a sacrilegious murderer, and incurred excommunication—How at length the royalists and confederates concluded an honorable peace. How Cromwell led the Puritan rebels into Ireland—How Ireland by a lesson too terrible to be forgotten was taught the danger of too much loyalty to an English sovereign.

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How King James the Second, by arbitrarily asserting liberty of conscience, utterly violated the will of the English nation—How the English agreed, confederated, combined, and conspired to depose the king, and beat up for "foreign emissaries" to come and begin the rebellion for them. How William and James met face to face at the Boyne—A plain sketch of the battlefield and the tactics of the day. How James abandoned the struggle; but the Irish would not give up.

How William sat down before Limerick and began the siege—Sarsfield's midnight ride—The fate of William's siege train. How William procured a new siege train and breached the wall—How the women of Limerick won their fame in Irish history—How the breach was stormed and the mine sprung—How William fled from "unconquered Limerick". How the French sailed off, and the deserted Irish army starved in rags, but would not give up the right—Arrival of "St Ruth, the Vain and Brave".

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How Ginckel besieged Athlone—How the Irish "kept the bridge," and how the brave Custume and his glorious companions "died for Ireland"—How Athlone, thus saved, was lost in an hour. How glorious Limerick once more braved the ordeal—How at length a treaty and capitulation were agreed upon—How Sarsfield and the Irish army sailed into exile. How the Treaty of Limerick was broken and trampled under foot by the "Protestant interest," yelling for more plunder and more persecution. How Ireland began to awaken from the sleep of slavery—The dawn of legislative independence.

How the Irish volunteers achieved the legislative independence of Ireland; or, how the moral force of a citizen army effected a peaceful, legal, and constitutional revolution. What national independence accomplished for Ireland—How England once more broke faith with Ireland, and repaid generous trust with base betrayal. How the English minister saw his advantage in provoking Ireland into an armed struggle; and how heartlessly he labored to that end. How the British minister forced on the rising—The fate of the brave Lord Edward—How the brothers Sheares died hand-in-hand—The rising of ninety-eight.

How the government conspiracy now achieved its purpose—How the parliament of Ireland was extinguished. Ireland after the Union—The story of Robert Emmet.