This book contains a detailed account of the schools and scholars of ancient Ireland from the time of St. Patrick down to the Anglo-Norman Invasion. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in Irish history. Contents include: "Learning of the Druids", "Religious Worship", "Sacrifice of Human Victims", "Worship of the Elements", "Enchantments", "Acquaintance with Letters", "Sun-Worship", "The Bards", "The Files", "The Ollamh-Poet", "Historic Poet", "Neidhe", et cetera. John Healy (1841-1918) was an Irish Roman Catholic bishop. Many vintage books such as this were becoming increasingly rare and expensive. This volume is now republished in an available, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.