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This edition features
• illustration
• a linked Table of Contents and Index

CONTENTS
I.  How the Ancient Irish People were Governed by their Kings and Chiefs 
II.  How the Warlike Old Irish Conquered Foreign Lands 
III.  How Kings, Chiefs, and People Were Subject to the Brehon Laws 
IV.  How the Ancient Irish Lived As Pagans 
V.  How the Irish People Lived As Christians 
VI.  How Ireland became the Most Learned Country in Europe 
VII.  How the Irish Missionaries and Scholars Spread Religion and Learning in Foreign Countries 
VIII.  How the Ancient Irish Wrote down all their Literature, and how Books Increased and Multiplied 
IX.  How the Irish Scholars Compiled their Annals 
X.  How the Irish derived Amusement and Instruction from Historical and Romantic Tales 
XI.  How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Music 
XII.  How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Art 
XIII.  How the Ancient Irish Physicians were Skilled in Medicine 
XIV.  How the Old Irish People Built and Arranged their Houses 
XV.  How they ate, Drank, Feasted, and Entertained 
XVI.  How the People Dressed 
XVII.  How they Fenced in and Tilled their Land 
XVIII.  How Irish Handicraftsmen Excelled in their Work 
XIX.  How they Prepared and Made up Clothing Materials 
XX.  How the Irish Travelled on Land and Water 
XXI.  How the People Held Great Conventions and Fairs; and how they Amused Themselves 
XXII.  How the Character of the Old Irish People showed itself in various Circumstances and on various Occasions 
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