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Descriptive account of John Windele's antiquarian research visits to Kerry

Royal Irish Academy Manuscripts Collection

Ref: 12 C 3/4

Type: Document

Date: 1828 - 1838

Descriptive and illustrative accounts of antiquarian excursions, undertaken John Windele, Fr. Matthew Horgan, Abraham Abell and D[enis] O'Flynn to localities in Cork and Kerry. Windele accounts mainly for sites of antiquarian interest, displaying a special interest local lore, dallauns (standings stones), stone circles, churches, castles and inscribed stones. Windele describes towns and villages encourntered whilst en route from Millstreet to Dingle, including Castlemore (Cork), Crookstown (Cork), Macroom, Kilmeedy, [Drumiscane], Tralee, Ballyvourney, Ratass (Kerry), Ardfert, Blennerville (Kerry), Dunquin and Glenflesk.

Includes Ink drawn ground plan (small scale) of Ardfert Abbey.
Architectural features of Ardfert Abbey including coving/moudling around windows and a figure of an ancient Bishop on a stone in Ardfert Cathedral, with caption 'supposed by Smith to be that of Bishop Stack [...]'.

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