The Tourist's Illustrated Hand-Book for Ireland. 7th Year's Ed

The Tourist's Illustrated Hand-Book for Ireland. 7th Year's Ed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...from the comparatively modern building, stands a veritable round tower, in beautiful preservation, loftily rising above the adjoining building, to whose constructors, ages ago, this tower was as mystic as it is to. us at the present hour, i In the village stands a Catholic ohapel, with schools adjoining. Bush is celebrated for. oiiring ling, cod, &c.; the manufacture of oodrliver oil. also being profitable. Hush to Skerries. Leaving the Rush and Lusk station, we soon perceive to the right Penure Park, seat of Sir B. Palmer, Bart., formerly residence of the great Duke of Ormond, containing some fine old pictures, as also rare vases, and other antiques, from Pompeii. We leave to the left the ruins of Baldungan Castle and Church, the former once a preceptory of the Knights Templars tweBxh. century); and, in the sixteenth century the castle passed to tha Howth family by marriage. After a gallant resistance, under Thomas Fitzwilliam, it was burnt by CromweB, in 1641. The rail soon after crosses the high-road by a handsome viaduct, and brings us to Skerries. Skerries to Salbriggxm. Skerries, formerly Holm Patrick, from having afforded shelter toSt. Patrick when pursued by the pagans, is well situated and thriving. Some distance seaward are the four Skerry Islands, on one of which are the ruins of'a church, of the epoch of St. Patrick. Passing through Chanon-MU, the line THE SKERRIES AND BALBRIGGAN. 119 runs to Barnageera, near which are two of those vast sepulchral mounds so numerous in Ireland. When opened in 1840, a stone coffin and some human bones were found. The line now brings us in sight of Ardgillan Castle, seat of Hon. and Rev. E. Taylor. We next pass Hampton Hall, residence of Mr. Gh.Ai Hamilton, late member for Dublin University, and more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645022
  • 9781236645029