The Story of Ancient Irish Civilisation

Patrick Weston JOYCE (1827 - 1914)

This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history. (Summary from the Preface)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface constatine
00:05:30
Play 01 01 - How the Ancient Irish People were Governed by their Kings and Chiefs ashleighjane
00:12:02
Play 02 02 - How the Warlike Old Irish Conquered Foreign Lands ashleighjane
00:12:06
Play 03 03 - How Kings, Chiefs, and People Were Subject to the Brehon Laws ashleighjane
00:10:30
Play 04 04 - How the Ancient Irish Lived As Pagans Mary Schneider
00:12:35
Play 05 05 - How the Irish People Lived As Christians Mary Schneider
00:09:51
Play 06 06 - How Ireland became the Most Learned Country in Europe TyroneS
00:18:25
Play 07 07 - How the Irish Missionaries and Scholars Spread Religion and Learning in Foreign Countries TyroneS
00:14:15
Play 08 08 - How the Ancient Irish Wrote down all their Literature, and how Books Increased and Multiplied Elisabeth Sollog
00:09:33
Play 09 09 - How the Irish Scholars Compiled their Annals Elisabeth Sollog
00:09:49
Play 10 10 - How the Irish Derived Amusement and Instruction from Historical and Romantic Tales JamesMcAndrew
00:14:32
Play 11 11 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Music Highlandoaks
00:11:34
Play 12 12 - How the Ancient Irish Excelled in Art lilbert
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Play 13 13 - How the Ancient Irish Physicians were Skilled in Medicine James Birkinshaw
00:12:15
Play 14 14 - How the Old Irish People Built and Arranged their Houses Highlandoaks
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Play 15 15 - How they ate, Drank, Feasted, and Entertained rookieblue
00:13:33
Play 16 16 - How the People Dressed constatine
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Play 17 17 - How they Fenced in and Tilled their Land Diana Majlinger
00:03:48
Play 18 18 - How Irish Handicraftsmen Excelled in their Work rookieblue
00:10:31
Play 19 19 - How they Prepared and Made up Clothing Materials JenniferRutters
00:06:49
Play 20 20 - How the Irish Travelled on Land and Water Chiquito Crasto
00:06:55
Play 21 21 - How the People Held Great Conventions and Fairs; and how they Amused Themselves Chiquito Crasto
00:12:58
Play 22 22 - How the Character of the Old Irish People showed itself in various Circumstances and on various Occasions Chiquito Crasto
00:15:19