Survey of Tullaroan, Or Grace's Parish, in the Cantred of Grace's Country, and County of Kilkenny: Taken from the Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland

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Faulkner Press, 1819 - 160 pages

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Page 106 - Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate than to suppress the pride of an ancient and worthy race. The satirist may laugh, the philosopher may preach ; but Reason herself will respect the prejudices and habits which have been consecrated by the experience of mankind.
Page 106 - A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men.
Page 86 - ... meeting one Day forty Men, Women and Children, near the Wood of Kildonan, who were coming for greater Security to live within his Quarters, caused them all to be killed. Some Soldiers of the King's Army being taken in a Village in Grace's Parish, Colonel Axtel caused all the Inhabitants of the said Village to be apprehended, hanged three of them, and sold the rest to the Barbadoes.
Page 36 - The walls of this tower were of considerable thickness, and the rests and fire-places within showed it to have originally admitted five floors. From the sides of this great square tower, two wings extended, which terminated on the east and west with round towers. The east front consequently exhibited on its southern angle, one of these round towers, and further northwards...
Page 22 - The possession of extensive districts rewarded these military chieftains, and from such splendid acquisitions the services of their own subordinate adherents were also largely recompensed. Among these princely grants was that of Grace's country to Raymond le Gros. This consisted of a vast tract of land, comprehending, it is said, the barony of Cranagh, and extending northwards by the liberties of Kilkenny and the river Nore, to the borders of the Queen's County ; and thence southwards along the borders...
Page 35 - A tradition prevails that the castles of Tullaroan and Courtstown were distinct structures, and the former having been destroyed in a hostile irruption of the Irish, the latter was erected on a different site. The ruins of this edifice evinced considerable grandeur, as well as great strength. They exhibited the spirit of a powerful chieftain, and the taste of a feudal age. Courtstown castle consisted of an outward ballium or envelope, having a round tower at each angle, and also at each side of an...
Page 35 - Castle consisted of an outward ballium of envelope, having a round tower at each angle, and also at each side of an embattled entrance to the south, which was further defended by a portcullis. Within this area, or outward court, comprehending about an acre of ground, stood the body of the castle, enclosing an inner court of an oblong form.
Page 86 - ... who was his heir, and of what age; in order to entitle the king to his marriage, wardship, relief, primer-seisin, or other advantages, as the circumstances of the case might turn out.
Page 122 - ... of prey, Deaf to the forceful cries of gnawing hunger, And piteous plaintive voice of misery, (As if a slave was not a shred of nature, Of the same common nature...
Page 36 - ... its southern angle one of these round towers, and further northwards stood a similar tower, flanking a portal which led into the inner court formerly furnished with a portcullis.— Between this last flanking round tower and a square tower at the northern angle was a spacious room or hall, of an oblong shape, occupying the entire space. The north front consisted of a high embattled wall connecting two square towers, and inclosing the inner area on that side.

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