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THE EARLY HISTORY OF IRELAND, AND ITS APOSTLE PATRICK.
Early colonization of Ireland- The Sacred Island-Threatened invasion by the
Romans-King Cormac “turned to the adoration of God”_First planting of
-Why Palladius unsuccessful in Ireland --The Lives of Patrick not trust.
All the early Irish bishops not natives—The Welsh Church-Early prevalence of
monasticism in Ireland-Monasticism of earlier growth than Christianity-
Romish missionaries arrive in England - Their character--Dispute relative to
Easter and the Tonsure--Differ from the Irish in their religious rites and mode
refuse to hold communion with the Romish missionaries---Complaining letter
FROM THE DEATH OF BRIAN BORUMHA TO THE CLOSE OF THE SYNOD op
RATHBREASAIL, A.D. 1014 TO A.D. ITI0.
State of Ireland after the death of Brian Boru-Ireland has still some literary
reputation-Marianus Scotus, Tighernach, and others - Pilgrimages to Rome
FROM THE SYNOD OF RATHBREASAIL TO THE CLOSE OF THE SYNOD OF
CASHEL, A.D. TITO TO A.D. 1172.
State of Ireland not improved by recent ecclesiastical legislation-Civil war-
Destruction of churches and monasteries—Malachy O'Morgair and his
-Driven out of Ulster-Opposition of the family which had long enjoyed the