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The History of Ulster Vol. 1.14-02-2016

Volume one to the year 1590 The student of Irish history must be prepared to dismiss a vast amount of matter as purely mythical or legendary. This, no doubt, is true of the early history of most countries, but in the case of Ireland it is particularly so, and the task which presents itself, to all save the most ardent of readers, of separating or endeavouring to separate—fact from fiction is a vexatious one. Even so charming a writer as Miss Lawless, after devoting pages to accounts of the first inhabitants of the island, such as the Fomorians, Firbolgs, and Tuatha-da-Danaans, calls them " historic shams ".

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The History of Ulster Vol. 1.