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Tables of Contents for Celtic and Early Christian Wexford
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
List of illustrations
9
11
List of abbreviations
11
2
Preface
13
2
Celtic and Early Christian Wexford - an overview
15
6
I THE BACKGROUND TO EARLY CHRISTIAN WEXFORD
The environmental, economic and social background
21
14
Pagan Celtic Wexford
35
10
Politics, rulers and raiders, 400-1166
45
13
Homesteads and settlement patterns
58
8
II THE EARLY CHURCH IN COUNTY WEXFORD
The origin, nature and progress of Christianity
66
9
Introduction to the Lives of the saints
75
6
St Ibar of Beggerin
81
16
St Abban of Adamstown
97
5
St Aidan of Ferns
102
6
St Munnu of Teghmon
108
18
Other saints associated with Co. Wexford
126
5
The Wexford monasteries and convents
131
16
The Early Christian ecclesiastical sits in Co. Wexford
147
16
III CO. WEXFORD, A PLACE OF CHANGE
The Viking settlement in Co. Wexford
163
8
Early place-names, townland names and Gaelic estates from literary sources
171
9
The origins of Ferns diocese and parishes
180
7
Co. Wexford at the end of the Early Christian period
187
38
APPENDICES
1 Ui Cheinnselaig kings of Leinster up to 1171
197
1
2 Kings of Ui Cheinnselaig and the families to which they belonged
197
2
3 List of church and adjacent holy well dedications, saints' feast days and pattern days, where known
199
4
4 Gazetteer of probable Early Christian ecclesiastical sites in Co. Wexford
203
13
5 Gazetteer of possible Early Christian ecclesiastical sites in Co. Wexford
216
3
6 Early place-names from written sources, with modern versions and townland names where known
219
6
Sources
225
6
Index
231