Ossory, Laois and Leinster

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Volume 3

Table of Contents

Unearthing the past: discoveries at Parknahown, Co. Laois Tara O'Neill 1

The Lives of Saint Ciarán, Patron of the Diocese of Ossory Pádraig Ó Riain 25

Raigne and Mag Raigne Diarmuid Ó Murchadha 43

The hand of Conall Ó Mordha Pádraig Ó Macháin 54

Ossory and the Reformation: the testimony of Carrigan's History and Antiquities Colm Lennon 73

Episcopal edicts of the Diocese of Ossory in the eighteenth century II: The edicts of John Thomas Troy (1739–1823) Fearghus Ó Fearghail 87

The ‘Whip of Dunboyne’ and other Irish dance tunes from Tudor and Stuart Leinster Seán Donnelly 127

An Irish Instruction of 1775 Fearghus Ó Fearghail 168

Notes on three Laois townlands Jackie Hyland 190

‘Hard labour, hard board and hard fare’: Kilkenny's Gaols, 1770–1900 Walter Walsh 209

‘On stretching and yawning’: a text from the medical school at Aghmacart, Queen's County Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha 239

Miscellanea 270

  1. An Account Book of Shee's Alms House, Kilkenny Fearghus Ó Fearghail 270
  2. Patrick Mackey: land surveyor and poet John Kirwan 279
  3. Stations in the Parish of Durrow, Ossory, in 1826 and 1840 Seán O'Doherty 286

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