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The Dawn of the Celts Keltoi - The Celtic System in Ireland - The Death of King Cormac -Celtic culture - Ringforts - Ogham Stones. Bibliography & Thanks The story of Rathsallagh is an epic and sweeping saga that ties the land in with much of the history that has befallen Ireland since man first arrived here 8000 years ago. Megalithic Rathsallagh Tuatha de Danaan - Stone Circles -Origins of Baltinglass - Burial Sites & Dolmens 3. Patrick's Visit to Moone - The First Monasteries - The Beginnings of Rathsallagh Farm - St. Brune Ryves & the Restoration - William III & the Penal Laws. The Age of the Ascendancy The Big House Boom - The New House at Rathsallagh - Jonathan Swift in Dunlavin - Quakers of Ballitore - Stratford-on-Slaney - The Grand Canal. Rathsallagh & the 1798 Rising Origins of the Rebellion - Local Atrocities - Captain William Ryves - The Massacre of Dunlavin Green - The Burning of Rathsallagh - Mick O'Dwyer. William Ryves & the Early 19th Century Act of Union - Napoleonic Wars - Enlightened Liberalism - Construction Boom - The Last of the Ryves. The Pennefathers Staffordshire Origins - The Whiteboys - Chief Justice Edward Pennefather - John Nelson Darby & the Plymouth Brethren - The Great Famine - O'Connell's Monster Meeting - Edward Pennefather, QC. The Age of Leisure Arrival of the Railway - Hunting and Shooting - Punchestown 1868 - Percy French in Dunlavin - Death of Edward Pennefather, QC - Father Donovan & Dunlavin - The Gordon Bennett Cup 1903 - Court of Petty Sessions - Parnell & the Irish Land League - Peirce O'Mahony & the Twelve Apostles - Captain Charles Pennefather - Fred Pennefather of New Zealand. Twilight of the Irish Colony The Theft of the Crown Jewels - The Great War - Home Rule - The War of Independence - Irish Civil War. Rathsallagh after Independence The Division of Rathsallagh -End of the Line for West Wicklow's Railway. The Last of the Pennefathers Harold Freese Pennefather - John Joseph White - Patricia Bennet - The Telephone Line - Herr Funk - "The Fire Station's on Fire! Modern Times The O'Flynns of County Cork - Rathsallagh Golf & Country Club 18.In the 6th and 7th centuries after Christ, West Wicklow emerged as one of the most significant outposts for the Christian community in Europe during an otherwise dark and fearful time.Rathsallagh started life as a farming outpost of the monastic city of Glendalough during these same years.After Chief Justice Penneftaher's death, his descendants continued to farm the land while concentrating on their own careers in the legal, diplomatic and political world.Rathsallagh survived the Troubles of 1919 - 1922 intact but, in the wake of Irish independence, much of the estate was divided up and re-granted to its former tenants.Stone circles - of which there are more than 200 in Ireland - were definitely created with the assistance of astronomical learning.Each one seems to have been designed to coincide with an important lunar or solar event, such as Midwinter or Midsummer's Day, or on one of the Equinoxes between.
By the 17th century, Ireland had fallen to the English Crown and Rathsallagh came under the possession of the Ryves family, a bloodline intimately associated with the ruling elite of both England and Ireland through to the accession of Queen Victoria.The ancients understood nature as we have failed to do.For them, the Sun dictated Seasons and the Seasons dictated Life. The only thing we can say with any certainty is that the architects of the megalithic structures of Ireland had a profound understanding of both mathematics and astronomy.Or the gigantic dolmens and carefully chiselled long stones that stand alone and aloof by rivers and sea?What can we do but gape in bewildered awe as we enter passage graves bedecked with symbolic spirals and strange coralesque motifs?
Others suggest they arrived from the Middle East in the wake of the Great Flood, an argument most strongly voiced in the Kingdom of Kerry where Noah's granddaughter is said to have died.