Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.........................ix
Acknowledgments..........................................x
Introduction..................................................xi
Glossary.......................................................xiv
Maps............................................................xx
The Peopling of Ireland.................................23
The Gaels of Ireland......................................31
Early Gaelic Ireland's Culture.........................37
The Origins of the Leinstermen......................53
Ancient Irish Tales........................................59
The Ui Cinnsealaigh Clan..............................81
Christianity...................................................97
Saint Brigid to Crimthann.............................109
Brandubh and Saint Maedoc........................127
The 7th and 8th Centuries............................141
Ireland from the 9th to the 12th Centuries.....147
Brien Boruma.............................................159
Dermot MacMaelnambo.............................165
Dermot MacMurrough................................173
The Normans.............................................193
A 12th Century Commoner.........................209
The Norman Incursion................................233
The Gaelic Resurgence...............................243
Art MacMurrough-Kavanagh......................253
The FitzGeralds of Kildare..........................269
The End of the Gaelic Nobility....................277
The Planting of Ireland................................291
The Enslavement of the Irish.......................305
Depravity and Death...................................325
Irish Emigration..........................................347
Ireland - A Nation.......................................361
Ireland Today.............................................387

Appendices
Kinsella Coat of Arms.................................397
Kinsella Genealogy Listing...........................399
List of Hy Kinsella Righs.............................417
Tour of Hy Kinsella....................................423
Getting Started with your Own Genealogy...427
Gaelic Culture............................................443
The DNA Evidence....................................447
Selected Bibliography.................................451
Image Credits.............................................456
Colophon...................................................458

Index.........................................................459

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