an inquiry concerning the primitive inhabitants of ireland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: this day; and in this the ancient records of Ireland agree with him/1 O'Flaherty states, upon the authority of bardic history, that the Nemedians were exterminated, and that Ireland was again left to its native woods during two hundred, or, according to his computation, four hundred and twelve years; yet, he does not say a word respecting the fate of the Foghmoraicc." jftr Boltr, or ' While the followers of Simeon-breac remained in that part of Greece called Thrace, the population grew very numerous ; and the Greeks subjected them to great hardship and slavery, obliging them to dig earth and raise mould, and carry it in sacks, or bags of leather, and place it upon rocks, in order to form a fruitful soil/ — In consequence of . Keating, p. 185. M Ogyg. p. 170.— The Psalter of Cashil supplies this omission by iq.- forming us that A. textit{M. 3S87 Brcasrigh, an Hebcrian monarch, (king of the Ibhearni), ultimately defeated them. i Simeon, one of their leaders, is called textit{treat, speckled; probably in allusion to the Gallic dress, which might have been introduced by commerce into Britain, before the emigration of the Belgse to Ireland. this servitude, they came to a resolution of shaking off the yoke, and 5000 of them assembled, and made boats out of the leathern bags in which they used to carry earth; but according to the book of Droma- sneachta, they seized upon the fleet of the king of Greece. These descendants of Simeon returned to Ireland about 216 years after the invasion of the island by Neimhidh,' 4—and, according to O'Flaherty, A.M. 2657- They had five commanders called Slainge, Rugh- ruidhe, Gann, Geanann46 and Seanghan, beside the five sons of Deala—Kindred, the son of Loch—the Sea, son of Teachta—Possession, the son of Tribhuaidh—Treabhnaith, fa...
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